Half Waif - The Caretaker



Nandi Rose is on her own again, and three songs into her forthcoming album The Caretaker, the singer, songwriter and producer declares her fearlessness: “Baby don’t worry about me, I don’t worry about you.”

Here, on “Ordinary Talk,” Rose meditates on the heaviness of ordinary moments, the constellation of tears and chores and self-doubt and small talk that comprise being a person, accompanied by her most cinematic, pulsing arrangements to date. It’s an apt introduction to The Caretaker, an album that negotiates the space between working alone and with others, between isolation and connection. The result is her boldest work yet.

Over the course of eleven songs, Rose creates the lush world of a humid summer night, dreaming of and reaching for a season in which she is her “best self.”

Last month, Half Waif announced The Caretaker with the release of its lead single, “Ordinary Talk,” which earned accolades from NPR’s All Songs Considered, Pitchfork, The FADER, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, Paste, MTV, UPROXX, Brooklyn Vegan, Under The Radar and more.