Caroline Kid Announces Arrival With Self-Titled EP

A love for music has always run deep inside Caroline Kid, however it wasn’t until Kid turned 25 that she realized music was so much more than merely a dream or passion. Kid got to work buying a guitar for beginners book, and teaching herself how to play, ultimately crafting the vehicle through which the songs stuck in her head could make their way into the world. Fresh off her debut, self-titled EP, we had the chance to chat with Kid about her musical background, journey, and much more!

Worlds of Country: When did you know that music was something you wanted to pursue?

Caroline: I’ve always felt like I was a musical person, but it took me until the age of 25 to really know that I wanted to make a career out of this. I got to the real world and realized that if you want opportunities you have to make them, and I knew my love of music was strong enough that it was worth a shot. 

Worlds of Country: Once you knew, what was your first big step towards making this dream a reality?

Caroline: First I bought a guitar and a beginner guitar book! I had all of these song ideas inside of me. I wanted to get out, but didn’t have an instrument to help me deliver my messages. The book was called 4-Chord Country Songbook and I remember being very comforted by the fact that “Achy Breaky Heart” could be played with just two easy chords. I thought if the entire Cyrus dynasty is built on two chords and a damn good melody then maybe there is hope I can  find that melody, because I just picked up this guitar and can play these two chords!

Worlds of Country: How would you describe your musical style for people that have not heard you before?

Caroline:My first EP is something I call “chill country”. Great for road trips, lyric lovers, etc. But when I play with my full band we definitely bring more energy than you might expect if you just listen to the recordings!

Worlds of Country: Who would you say most influenced this style?

Caroline: Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, and Brandi Carlile are the first names that pop into my head but I pick up inspiration from every writer’s round and show I go to here. Just living in Music City has given me a different lens on the type of artist I could be. 

Worlds of Country: You just released your self titled EP, can you walk us through the process of putting these songs together?

Caroline: Even though I love to co-write, I wanted to put together a collection of my solo-written songs that felt personal — not just what is “hit” material. These songs weren’t written to be a project but rather chosen from  years of experimenting. I picked songs that made me feel good and that made me feel proud of the work. 

Worlds of Country: Are there any songs on the project that stick as personal favorites?

Caroline: “Do I Miss The Rain” surprised me. Andrew King’s production on this song just blew me away. I almost didn’t include it, and I sent it to him after we’d already locked in a 5 song EP. I felt guilty for leaving it out, because it was such a mainstay in my early writers rounds and I wanted to be authentic to this time period. So I sent it to him and made it better than I could have asked for. I’m grateful that now it won’t be lost in time. 

Worlds of Country: What’s next for you?

Caroline: I’m going on my first tour in the Midwest Oct. 29-Nov 4., I’m already working on songs for next year, and just trying to get better at social media in between! So, what’s next? Hopefully the CMA’s and beyond!

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