After you’ve released your official debut album, what is next on the docket is just as important as the album itself. On our latest peek into the indie world we are checking out Hollister, the brand new EP from Caroline Romano. A self-proclaimed “loudest sort of introvert“, at a meager 19 years old Caroline has written her way into the alt-pop movement of this generation. Since dropping her initial single back in 2017, she already has a handful of singles under her belt and has racked up over a million streams online. This single follows her previously released “PDA of the Mainstream”, which marked her transition from indie bedroom pop over to the alternative pop-punk scene. We aren’t the only ones taking notice, as Caroline’s quick rise in the alt-pop world has garnered support from tastemakers like Hollywood Life, American Songwriter, and Just Jared.
“We all have our own ideal standards of beauty, charm and what it looks like to be wanter. Growing up, that girl to me looked like the opposite of who I was. She was the girl who wore Hollister skinny jeans and had a great smile.She stood out in those subtle, graceful ways I don’t naturally possess. I always felt like I was too much, too tall, too loud. ‘Hollister’ is just me reiterating those thoughts I think many of us had in middle school, and even still have to this day.” – Caroline Romano
After spending so much time on Caroline’s bandwagon, we weren’t ready for Caroline to push back into the indie world just yet. After releasing her debut album Oddities & Prodigies back at the end of February, Caroline is already back with her brand new Hollister EP. Originally appearing on the album itself, this Hollister EP is a re-release of the previous album standout…now with two new versions! Each version showcases Caroline’s range and skill at playing with tempo, as each variation tweaks the original formula just enough to make a refreshing new varietal. For example, “Hollister (I Want To be Her Version)” slows down and brings the lyrics directly to center stage, redirecting all of the focus to the song’s original meaning. On the flip side is “Hollister – Nightcore Version”, which increases the tempo and punk elements to transform the original track into a pop-punk single. Caroline Romano is definitely an interesting artist and we will definitely stay in the loop as she continues pushing her own path forward.
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