Carrousel, Stephanie Meyers, Ruby Red
Carrousel’s music revels within the eye of a storm: examining the fraught dystopia of current life and the spiraling process of depression, within an individual—and a nation. Comprising of Joel Piedt (songwriter, vocals, production) and Rosa Sharon (songwriter, vocals), the duo’s futurist pop melodies wane toward the prophetic, delineating several genres at once with enigmatic cohesion, and surprising grit. Inspired by industrial and psychedelic rock, new wave, New York boom bap and shoegaze, Carrousel comprehends creating music as the making of worlds; a world of sound NPR has described as "meticulous" and "head-turning. " The music continually points to the disorienting nature of the present, and the overdigitalization of knowledge, with wry, boisterous scrutiny. Compository of neither the present nor past, Carrousel belongs instead to the illusory future—and the possibilities awaiting us there—including this new momentous ringing of sound.