Caroline Romano is a talented singer-songwriter that’s living in Nashville but she’s not pursuing country music. She’s a talented pop artist that’s learned a lot since moving to Music City. We sat down with her to discuss her journey, her influences and her newest single.
Nashville Noise: Let’s start from the beginning. You’re originally from Mississippi but now call Nashville home. Tell me about that journey.
Caroline Romano: Nashville has been my home away from home since I was 13 so the official move here was more familiar than scary. Some of the greatest things in my life have happened to me in Nashville so I was really excited to be able to finally live here full-time. Although I miss home in Mississippi, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else than here!
What have you learned, as far as your art, since making the move?
CR: The more I’m here, the more I realize just how hard it is to distinguish and make a name for yourself in a city full of people trying to do the same thing. I’ve enjoyed the drive and motivation it’s given me to further work on myself and my craft as an artist. When you know there are three people who are better at playing guitar than you on the next street over, it pushes you to constantly work on yourself and strive to be better.
You’re obviously pursuing pop music but you grew up in the South so I’m curious what your early influences were.
CR: It is kind of weird that I’ve found my sound as a pop artist when so many of my early influences included artists like Avril Lavigne, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Brian Adams and Queen. I will say that it’s a long journey in finding what sound/genre truly fits you and I feel lucky to have found mine at such a young age.
You really made a name for yourself after your release of “Masterpiece” with Jacob Whitesides. Where did that collaboration come from?
CR: In writing “Masterpiece,” I knew I wanted to collaborate with someone. I’d been a big fan of Jacob for a while and I felt his voice and style would fit perfectly with the song. I think it’s so awesome that he loved the song as much as I did, and he played a huge role in truly making my vision for “Masterpiece” come to life.
Now you have your newest single, “Babysit,” which has had nearly 150K streams on Spotify. Tell me the story behind that song.
CR: I wrote “Babysit” with some friends of mine, and the idea came about from us just talking about life and relationships in general. As teenagers, I think we’d all experienced situations in which either a friend or significant other was always a little too immature. We thought “Babysit” was a great way to describe these relationships.
What do you think it is about that track that’s resonating with so many people?
CR: I think people resonate with the fact that everyone knows someone who’s a little too immature. It can be exhausting to feel like the “grown-up” all the time when you’re around said person, so it’s definitely a relatable topic. The track itself if really smooth and fun to listen to. I love the highs, lows and tempo changes of the song. I think it’s a great song to sing along to as well.
What is your biggest musical goal of 2020?
CR: For 2020, one of my biggest musical goals is to play more shows and tour. I spent most of 2019 writing and creating music to put out into the world, and I’m so ready to be able to stand on a stage and sing these songs in person. It’s such an amazing feeling to be able to connect, face-to-face, with the fans who have supported my music!
Stay tuned for more from Romano and download “Babysit” by clicking on the album artwork.
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