Caroline Romano – Mississippi Air

Nashville’s Caroline Romano has become a regular fixture on these Alfitude pages. This emerging songstress continues to release powerful sonic gems, and today’s unveiling of new single ‘Mississippi Air’ is no exception.

Atmospheric and enchanting in character, the track treats listeners to an intoxicating blend of alt-pop, indie and rock. Explaining the song’s inspiration, Romano says:

“‘Mississippi Air’ is really just a longing for something, or a feeling, that once was. It’s driving past a blur of trees spinning into a film reel, playing a movie of something you used to know, and briefly you are able to breathe. You’re able to know the love you once had without the pain associated with it. I think we all have those moments as we drive through familiar grounds that take us back to when something you’ve lost wasn’t lost at all. It is a deep surrounding type of breath you take in those moments. That’s ‘Mississippi Air’ – lavender bikinis, button downs, silver trucks, pools, and Harry Styles songs.”

As a 21-year old solo artist, Romano has already amassed more than a million career streams on Spotify alone, and impressively commands almost 50k listeners on the platform. If you’ve only now just discovered this artist, then be sure to check out her 2022 debut album, ‘Oddities and Prodigies’ (available here).

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Caroline Romano – Guts

This week’s alt-pop banger comes courtesy of rising starlet Caroline Romano.

Punchy new single ‘Guts’ seamlessly blends indie-rock with pop, and further showcases Romano’s extraordinary musical versatility. Speaking on the inspiration behind the emotionally-charged anthem, Romano explains:

“I’ve always had this thing in social settings – especially at house parties, bars, or really anywhere with pretty strangers – where I feel like people can see right through me, like I’m completely transparent. So, in some terrible attempt at compensation, I’ll say too much or drink too much. I end up spilling my guts to people as a form of free therapy, or self-sabotage, I’m not sure which it is. And then I watch them watch me dig myself further, with my guts on the floor in front of them. That’s how I end things before they’ve even started, and that’s what this song is about. It’s frantic and eager and frustrated all at the same time.”

With more than two million career streams already under her belt, this critically-acclaimed talent looks set to take on her biggest year yet. Romano is most definitely one US artist to watch for in 2023!

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Caroline Romano – Hollister (I Want To Be Her)

American artist Caroline Romano returns with a perfected slice of melancholic pop-rock on new single ‘Hollister (I Want To Be Her)’.

Further showcasing this talent’s extraordinary skills at songwriting, the track feels melodic, engaging and emotional. Meanwhile, the mellow production allows for Romano’s distinctive vocals to shine through, as she sings witty lyrics that captivate you almost immediately.

“I decided to make an alternative version because I wanted a chance to give the lyrics a chance to match the emotion I put behind them when first writing the song, I wanted the original version to sound like something you might hear in an actual Hollister in 2011. The alternative version is like its moody, sad twin sister.”

With early support from the likes of Hollywood Life, EUPHORIA, Sweet High and Just Jared, this is one artist that should certainly be on your radars this year.

Taken from the new EP ‘Hollister’, which is out now | Caroline Romano

Caroline Romano – Grocery Store

After racking up millions of streams thanks to her collaboration with R3HAB on global hit ‘I Still Remember’, Mississippi singer-songwriter Caroline Romano returns today with some stellar music.

Taken from her debut album ‘Oddities & Prodigies’, new single ‘Grocery Store’ is an achingly gorgeous track that grapples with loneliness and the longing for connection.

“I spend a lot of time in grocery stores. It’s where I kill my time and where I look for more of it. I like to walk around the produce section and people watch. It makes me feel less lonely. I fell in love for the first time at a Kroger in Nashville, and I found myself still going back there in hopes that I might run into him between the aisles. It was “our place” in some weird sort of way. ‘Grocery Store’ is the kind of love song I can relate to because it’s real. We all spend so much of our lives walking up and down freezer aisles, and I don’t want to discount that as a place where beautiful things can still occur. I write what I know, and I know grocery stores, heartbreak, and looking for familiar faces in the checkout line.”

‘Oddities & Prodigies’ is out now.

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