A Day in the Life: Social Distancing with Caroline Romano

Quarantine has blurred nearly the last six months of my life into what feels like the longest Sunday afternoon. It’s been both freeing and frustrating in certain moments, but I am grateful for the time it’s allowed me to spend with songwriting, as well as my loved ones.

In the beginning, it was tough for me to go from 100 to 0 almost instantly. I normally don’t do well with having lots of free time, as I can get incredibly introspective to the point of my own detriment. I love being busy, and pursuing a career in music definitely keeps me constantly moving. However, I found myself slipping into a comfortable and familiar place in quarantine, much like the state of mind I had when I was twelve, thirteen years old.

I’ve spent quarantine at home with my family, with only an acoustic guitar and a small piano in my bedroom as my means of music creation. Looking back, I realize how much I needed this time to take a step back from everything. Quarantine brought me back to writing music the way I did when I was first falling in love with songwriting. I think you can hear it in the songs I’ve written over quarantine too; the freshness of the perspective I’ve gained over this time. 

If you’d asked me back in February of 2020, I would’ve said I knew exactly what my sound was. Now, my time in quarantine has shown me just how little I like to stick to a certain musical sound or genre. These quarantine tunes feel very organic and whimsical, with angst and a youthful perspective sprinkled in between. From a creative sense, I’m very grateful for the free time quarantine has brought me to fall in love with songwriting all over again. 

I released my latest single, “I Still Remember”, remixed by R3HAB, in May of this year, which has been a crazy experience. It’s been my biggest release to date, and it’s brought me so much joy during this time. I’m so proud of that song, as well as the music video. It was quite interesting, filming a video like that on a socially distanced set, but we proved it could be done! Overall, I’m so thankful to everyone who helped make the release happen. I hope “I Still Remember” has brought some joy to others as well during this time.

While practicing social distancing, watch my music video for "I Still Remember":