After a four year hiatus, Frankie Rose is back, ready to hold dominion over your unplanned earworms. Her latest release, “Dyson Sphere,” induces foggy daydreams, ethereal overtones and a lo-fi glow. For her upcoming album, Cage Tropical, Rose was inspired by Art Bell of paranormal Coast to Coast fame. Faced with insomnia and filled with an eerie sense of “what’s next” that only Bell’s tales could create, Frankie added, “I was literally in my room in L.A., not knowing how I was going to get out. But out of it all, I just decided to keep making music, because it is what I love and what I do – regardless of the outcome.” Her resolve worked, and “Dyson Sphere” is clear proof of that.
Directed by Daniel Patrick Carbone, the video could easily be added to the conclusion of any recent Twin Peaks: The Return episode, given the hazy musical endings we’ve been treated to each Sunday. Rose’s sound oozes with horror aesthetic, a la Eli Roth and David Robert Mitchell. It’s no surprise she has a penchant for older spooks, adding, “I love old sci-fi. They Live is one of my favorite movies ever, same with Suspiria. 80’s sci-fi movies with a John Carpenter soundtrack, with silly synths – that makes it into my file, to the point that I’ll write lyrics incorporating that kind of stuff.”