In modern times, people may specify that a conversation is “sub rosa” to ensure that those involved understand that it is meant to be private, and the term is also used as a euphemism for covert operations.
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I’m really hoping that this is Album 5’s title and here’s some reasons why.
1) It sounds awesome
2) Hello, flower theme. Rose Garden Party.
3) The confessional nature of “under the rose.” TS is known for her confessional minded songs and it’s a lovely idea to put forth the some of the most poignant aspects of her life—she basically confesses her thoughts and life through song.
4) The imagery and symbolism are incredibly strong as was Red. You’re dealing with the many symbolisms behind Roses themselves, and as you can see “Under The Rose” has it’s own unique history that I was not aware of.
5) The past 2 years were a whirlwind of *not* having any privacy. The album title would imply the exact opposite of what she experienced. A day can’t go by without speculation, gossip, paps, lord knows what else, and here her album would be—implying privacy and secrecy. The things she wants(wanted) to say, but couldn’t because her words always get twisted in the press.
6) If we want to go literal with the symbolism, the predominant scenery for her stage show could be a gigantic blooming rose overhead that could shift colors/light/etc. It could serve the dual purpose of lighting the stage, setting the tone of songs, and be symbolic to the album itself, whereas “RED” was the color red. In the stadiums, a giant rose could hang above like a confessional guiding beacon, a colorful moon radiating below. Something dramatic, but memorable in the same way that people remember that white tree or that epic staircase for Trouble.
n the Middle Ages a rose suspended from the ceiling of a council chamber similarly pledged all present (those under the rose) to secrecy. (wiki)
7) Remember that photo she instagrammed of climbing roses? Well, she was under them, wasn’t she? ;-)
8) It’s a romantic, historical idea; from medieval, to romans, greeks, 1800’s, but confessions also bring to mind the harshness of truth and modern takes on privacy.
9) To confess can also be to admit ones admiration of someone else.
10) “She chose the Rose Garden over Madison Square.”
How about you choose Under the Rose in Madison Square? ;-)
11) Say it aloud “Under the Rose.” it gets breathy and ethereal when you say it aloud, doesn’t it?
12) It’s such a unique, precious, intelligent term. It might inspire an entire generation to dig up some history on the term and would make interviews very interesting. Truly.
13) If the title isn’t “Under the Rose” I really, really hope someone on her team sees this and suggests it. :) Comeonnnn