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Review: “St. George” - Caroline Romano

It’s always hard to say goodbye to a lost relationship. Yet sometimes, the aftermath of a breakup can lead to conflicting thoughts and feelings regarding the situation, and you can start to notice the little things that remind you of that person as time goes on. This idea is presented beautifully in Caroline Romano’s latest song, “St. George.” Within the lyrics, we the listeners are taken on an emotional journey of grief and acceptance, and coming to terms with the fact that sometimes, things are out of our hands, and there really is no way to bring the relationship back to what it was. This song has an incredibly human and authentic tone to it, and it really makes you wonder what occurred to make the relationship end. “But I want more, what did you want me for? Still see you in your sweater, couldn’t have loved you better.” I interpret these lyrics like this: as much as we may wish and hope for a relationship to work out, sometimes it isn’t meant to be. And sometimes, the best thing to do is to let it go before things get worse. There’s a deep-rooted pain in the events that follow, but it’s important to remember the good memories and to grow from the bad ones.

The song opens with a short voice message, where the caller (Romano) is talking about a sweater she found of her ex’s. The song is genuinely such a beautiful piece, and is really made better thanks to the instrumentals. I heard a lot of drums and piano, it’s simple and stunning. Nothing is overcomplicated, which I really appreciate. I really want to talk about the range of depth and emotion that I noticed in Romano’s voice. You can really hear her pains not only in her words, but in how she sings them. It’s raw, real, and beautiful. It really made the song even better to listen to!

Caroline Romano is a 21-year-old singer and songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her debut album, Oddities and Prodigies, was released in 2022. Since then, Romano has accumulated an impressive 40 thousand monthly streams on Spotify. “St. George” is one of the few tracks featured on her latest EP, A Brief Epic, which was released in July 2023. Of the few songs of hers I’ve listened to, there is an overarching theme of trying to navigate the good and the bad in today’s world, and how we can use our experiences to better ourselves and just enjoy life. I think we need more songs like that, honestly. Romano is absolutely killing it in her career at the moment, and I can’t wait to see where her journey takes her!

Written By Isabel Mays



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