With her recent singles “Oddities and Prodigies,” “The Hypothetical,” and “PDA of the Mainstream,” Caroline Romano has been making her way through the alt-pop scene. Each release has helped establish Caroline as one of the next big pop acts of today, as her songs have resonated with other young adults who are finding their place in the world. Caroline really touches on this experience, openly romanticizing various thoughts and feelings to create unapologetic and captivating tracks. On her new release, “Ireland In 2009,” Caroline’s songwriting abilities are on full display, as she reflects on teen love.
Containing Caroline’s signature gritty pop rock sound, “Ireland In 2009” is packed with soaring drums and angsty guitar that capture the feelings of young love. She vividly describes spending time with someone and not having any idea of what they are doing, but enjoying the moment all the same. It all leads up to the glistening chorus, where Caroline sings, “In Ireland in 2009 / With my sundress that you kept like a prize” and “In the car park listening to Blink / He’s got his Calvins in the backseat.” You can check it out below.
About the track, Caroline mentioned,
“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. 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.”
You can listen to “Ireland in 2009” on platforms like Apple Music and Spotify.