Learn How To Persevere Through The No's with Caroline Romano
I recently had the opportunity to exclusively interview Caroline Romano to learn five random facts about herself and the story behind her single " Panic Attack". Check out my interview with Caroline below:
Loryn: What other projects do you have in store for 2022?
Caroline: I actually have my first album coming out in February of 2022. It’s called “Oddities & Prodigies”, and it’s 16 songs total. I can’t believe it’s happening. I’ve been dreaming of writing and releasing my own album since I was a little kid, and it’s actually happening in less than a month. I’m nervous but so excited to see people’s reactions to this project. I’ve worked so hard on it, and it’s just a dream come true for me at the end of the day.
Loryn: Who is a musician you'd like to work with in the future?
Caroline: It’s been a dream of mine to work with Noah Kahan for quite a while now. He’s one of the best writers, lyricists, and artists I’ve heard in my lifetime. I’ve connected to his songs and the specific topics he covers more than I’ve probably related to any other artist. I’ve actually written a few songs with him in mind that I’d love to have him feature on in the future. Fingers crossed!
Loryn: What is the story behind your next single " Panic Attack"?
Caroline: I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety from a very early age, and panic attacks have come and gone in waves in my lifetime. In the fall of 2021 I hit a new low with my mental health, and I experienced the worst panic attack I’d ever had. I was sitting in my car at my favorite park in Nashville, calling my mom and asking her if I should just come home. I felt so very lost, and all I knew to do was write it down. “Panic Attack” is a very simple and calm song for the circumstance it was written under. It was kind of my cry for help/the only way I knew to ask if anyone else felt the way I did. I hope, at the end of the day, the song can provide some sense of comfort or sense of feeling understood for those who relate to it.
Loryn: What lesson has the entertainment industry taught you?
Caroline: The entertainment industry has taught me how to persevere through the lowest of lows and the sternest of “no’s”. It’s an industry designed to judge you, your art, and everything else about yourself. It’s what you ask for when you decide to be an artist or entertainer in any capacity. Still, nothing can prepare you for the amount of people who will tell you no, or the seemingly insurmountable circumstances you will come across in this industry. However, I’ve learned that the only way to fail in this industry is to give up. Those who persevere will see success. You can’t give up on yourself or your dream, even for a moment.
Loryn: What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
Caroline: I think a lot of people, at least people who aren’t familiar with my music, would be surprised at just how anxious I am in day to day life. In all honesty, I’m incredibly insecure in many areas of my personal life, and I’ve been told I’m awkward on many occasions. Sometimes people are surprised by this because I have no problem getting on a stage in front of thousands of people or because I’m an artist. At the end of the day, I think everyone in my generation is somewhat of an anxious mess. Echosmith says we’re the “lonely generation”, and I can’t help but agree with that.
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