Irony can be such a crazy—and—lovely thing. Despite studying theatre and opera at Northwestern University, it took Caroline Ferrante some time away from that influence to find her own, true voice—untethered by that same system that once helped her develop it.
Growing up on the south side of Chicago, listening to the gritty blues of the area, provided an authentic and meaningful influence that she’s never forgotten. Other influences include Janis Ian, Earth Wind & Fire, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Nora Jones, and others.
Now, years later, her evolving sound has been described as, “R&B-inspired folk anthems that celebrate Americana rhythm, powerhouse vocals, & a better world.” It is that sound that has earned her the right to share the stage with the likes of Grammy and Academy Award winners Mark Bryan (Hootie the Blowfish), Tom Constanten (The Grateful Dead), Jack Tempchin (Eagles songwriter), and others.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to step beyond the dark places… When I listen to the music on SKY, I hear so many strands of me coming together. On a bright horizon.”
Now, her new five track SKY EP, boasts the latest single is, Feels Like a Holiday, a care-free, whistle-as-you-skip-along, ukulele-inspired composition which might just immediately take you back to those zero-responsibility days, where getting underneath the shining-sun was your sole priority. Holiday is the sonic equivalent of, well, smiling…
“The birds gonna sing their lullaby, and the sun’s gonna shine by the riverside
This is not just an ordinary day…”
Shania Twain meets Jason Mraz…
BELOW: Listen to Caroline Ferrante’s single, Feels Like a Holiday, and connect with her website and social media platforms. Please support Caroline Ferrante by visiting her online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing her music. And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!