Saint Louis artist and former "The Voice" contestant Caroline Glaser has recently posted to her YouTube channel an acoustic music video for her song "Rosalee", off her debut EP "Caroline Glaser Vol. 1" from December 2013. The video features Glaser as well as musician and composer Donnie Reis on violin.
This acoustic version of "Rosalee" is heavily stripped down to the barest of instruments and vocals. It aptly highlights Glaser's voice as well as Reis' violin work. Be sure to stick around after the song for a quick and short acoustic take on "Money Tree", which is the opening track from her first EP.
"Rosalee" was written by Glaser alongside Angaleena Presley from the country trio Pistol Annies. As Glaser told Billboard Magazine columnist Chuck Dauphin last year:
"I wrote that with her a few months ago in Nashville. I was so nervous going into that co-write, because I've never had a co-write with someone that successful before. She's worked with everybody, but is such a sweetheart. I always like going into writing sessions with an idea of some sort, and I had one verse written."
Glaser goes on in the above Billboard interview to explain the story behind "Rosalee". The song is based on a real woman and her husband who stood by his wife through many years of bad health and issues relating to mental illness. Glaser and Presley, inspired by a book written about this woman, turned her story into a song of love that lasts through all kinds of trials.
Caroline Glaser is currently working on her second EP. Her PledgeMusic campaign, which is funding the EP through the donations of fans, is nearing halfway completion with over fifty days left to contribute. According to Glaser's Twitter page, she has already written and recorded three new songs for her next major release.