Caroline Romano- “Oddities & Prodigies “ – Album Review

Caroline Romano- “Oddities & Prodigies

Today we listened to the much anticipated debut from the uber talented Caroline Romano. “Oddities & Prodigies “

“Oddities & Prodigies “ are 16 well crafted pop masterpiece’s that promptly announce that Caroline Romano has arrived and is ready to share her melodic brilliance with the world .

The title track “Oddities & Prodigies “ is an electrifying opener that puts the rhythmic genius of Caroline Romano on full display as she sharply weaves in and out in her own distinctive lyrical style .

“Panic Attack “ is a beautiful and delicate song that is relatable poetic honesty . “ Caroline elaborates: “I wrote “Panic Attack’ in a parked car after one of the worst panic attacks I’ve ever experienced. I had just gotten off the phone with my mom, frantic because I didn’t know what to do or how to help myself. The only thing I knew to do was to write it all down. It’s still not something I can fully put into words, but writing this song helped pull me out of my own head. I’m an incredibly anxious person and I’ve struggled with my mental health for as long as I can remember, which is why it felt so important to spotlight ‘Panic Attack’ as a single. The last line of the song is, ‘I think I’m gonna be okay,’ because I truly believe that— I believe it for myself and for anyone listening. We’re going to be more than okay.

Caroline Romano photo credit: Justin Key

What makes this album so good is that there is a genuine “heart on sleeve” honesty with these songs that are extremely relatable. “Grocery Store “ is a prime example of this .

On “I’m Bad” Romano shows remarkable vocal versatility with a solid vocal performance.

On “Ireland in 2009” Caroline shows that she is a high caliber storyteller . “I saw the movie Cherrybomb recently, that was made in Belfast, Ireland in 2009, and I thought it would be a lovely place to write this story,” Caroline explains of the inspiration that led to writing this song. “I’ve never been to Ireland, and I was only 8 years old in 2009, but I’m obsessed with scenarios I know I’ll never experience. I think we all have our own versions and our own times and places of ‘Ireland in 2009.’ I hope this song reminds you of yours.”

One song we that really stood out to us was “Hollister” it’s a pop hit waiting to happen definitely one you need to turn up and enjoy .

“Oddities and Prodigies “ is a remarkable record that will make Caroline Romano a household name

You can check out “Oddities and Prodigies Here

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