Nashville-based alt-pop sensation Caroline Romano has released her new EP, A Brief Epic today. The new 6-track project includes past singles “This House,” “Guts” and “Mississippi Air,” as well as three previously unreleased tracks: “St. George,” “Heartbreak You Can Hear” and “Then I Woke Up.” Listen to it now below.
In a statement about the EP, Caroline writes, “Until last year, I had little to no understanding as to why people lost their minds over other people. I had no references to understand those classic love stories. I use the phrase ‘love story’ loosely – carelessly, really – as I don’t think this situation was one of those at all. It’s something that falls far short of such a title, but it carries the weight. It’s a brief epic.”
The EP follows the ‘brief epic’ as it unfolds. It opens with “Heartbreak You Can Hear,” a rapturous track that mirrors those early flutters of infatuation. Then, the overthinking kicks in and you start to believe maybe it’s all too good to be true (“Guts” and “Mississippi Air”). “This House” is about feeling the end closing in on you, and “St. George” is when you come to understand that the end is here and now you must begin to process the loss. The EP concludes with “Then I Woke Up,” which encapsulates the moment you realize that while the pain hasn’t entirely gone, it doesn’t hurt quite so much anymore. It’s a tale as old as time, a story we can all relate to.
At just 21-years-old, the Nashville-based singer and songwriter has already accrued millions of streams across her repertoire. Caroline’s songs showcase her witty, introspective and hopeful take on modernity, romanticism and the highs and lows of being young in today’s world. Since sharing her debut album, Oddities and Prodigies, in 2022, she has continued to come into her own with a more mature and intentional alt-leaning sound that can be heard across the new EP.