I’ve been a fan of Cailin Russo for a couple of years now. Not only is she a stellar solo artist but also the frontwoman of the band, obviously named, Russo. In between band hiatus’, Cailin has released solo music that emulates a young Amy Winehouse.
Russo’s latest single, “Fade” is one of her best to date. Pulling on traditional alternative sounds and melodies, Russo pulls out all the stops on this one.
The chorus provides a powerful declaration as Russo sings, “I’m not guilty for my mistakes. I’m not proud of what we made, I just try to mean what I say. You just watch me fade away.” Honest lyrics and raspy vocals seem to complimenteachother so well on this track. Russo explains the song saying, “It’s my favorite song I’ve ever done. It literally brings me to tears...The song literally describes someone watch you deteriorate as a human and not doing anything about it.”
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.