The Band Camino’s “Heaven”

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The Band Camino’s 5-track EP feels so good. Waves of nostalgic love and summer happiness wash over every song as one spills flawlessly into the next. Themes of California sunshine transcend throughout, but these Memphis natives know how to keep rock alive.

Opening track, “California” feels like a love letter. “I’ve been home, I’m waitin on ya, drove all the way from California,” repeat over and over making love a sense of urgency. The buildup then breakdown at 4:15 make you wish you were lacing up your Converse for a Warped Tour set.

The band spoke out about their new music on Instagram saying, “Taking feelings and thoughts and turning them into something tangible is a careful task. But we have done our very very best to give you the most honest expression of the band that we are. We hope that these songs are there when you need them forever and always.”

“What I Want” starts off with the words, “Second chances, they don’t bother me.” Lyrics build and build to a chant-heavy chorus reminiscent of one of the band’s main influences, pop/alt band Walk the Moon. While the message is about failing and never getting what you want, the overarching element of “moving on” is prominent. A similar message is shared on the bands lead single, “My Thoughts On You.” Another love letter begging for an ending to turn into another beginning; “and I know this, I fell for your eyes, I just realized, I still need you.” The band has mastered their own sound with glistening guitar melodies and triumphant choruses.

Learn more about The Band Camino, here.


 

Who You Need: Cailin Russo

 

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WHO: Cailin Russo

GENRE: Alternative

TOP SONG: “September Rose”

 


One Google search of “Cailin Russo” and you’ll immediately realize she’s been a model for quite some time now. Featured in several fashion magazine spreads not to mention a cameo in Justin Bieber’s “All That Matters” then again in his 2014 video for “Confident.” No one knew about her singing skills until she started posting videos on her Instagram. Now with a following over 500k, she is dropping her name in the music scene.

First single, “September Rose” is a gentle track. Showcasing her unique vocals and sound. A vocal range similar to Amy Winehouse with the sultry spunk of Adele. “Give me solitude, I need something new” she sweetly croons. “Rose” is an accurate representation of what we can expect from the singer. A whole hearted sound with Sunday Morning vocals that lull you into a daze.

Her latest single, “Hierarchy” holds true to her unique sound while adding a little more pop into the mix. A groovy chorus plays as Russo’s vocals twinkle over a light beat; “In a room full of dominos, I’ma be a wild flower, coasting with wild colors.” A hippie in her own right, Cailin Russo is bound to be a music force.