Caroline Romano, the rising alt-pop darling, has recently released her latest single, "Guts." This new track marks a return to her indie-rock roots, following her recent collaboration with Julian Rose on the pop-R&B track "Fighting A War."
"Guts" showcases Caroline's signature sound, with her distinctive voice rising above a flurry of glittering guitar riffs and frenzied percussion.
The inspiration behind "Guts" is a relatable one for many of us. Caroline explains that in social settings, she often feels like people can see right through her, like she's completely transparent. In an attempt to compensate for this feeling, she ends up saying too much or drinking too much, spilling her guts to people as a form of self-sabotage or free therapy. The result is often disastrous, with Caroline feeling like she's dug herself into a hole with her guts spilled out in front of her.
“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.”
At just 21 years old, Caroline Romano has already made a name for herself in the music industry, accruing millions of streams across her repertoire. Her songs are witty, introspective, and hopeful, offering a fresh take on modernity, romanticism, and the highs and lows of being young in today's world. Her debut album, "Oddities and Prodigies," which was released in 2022, showcased her versatility as an artist, and she has continued to captivate fans and tastemakers alike with follow-up singles like "Chopstix" and "Me After September."
With "Guts," Caroline Romano proves once again why she is a force to be reckoned with in the alt-pop scene. Her ability to tap into universal experiences and emotions, and express them through her music, is a testament to her talent as a songwriter and artist. We can't wait to see what she has in store for us next.
Words by Harriett Dolphin