Canadian artists are truly making a name for themselves in country music, specifically, Carolina East. Her third single, “Hunger” was just released from her new album Soaked In Whisky which will be out next year. “Hunger” is a pop-tinged country track that is all about the trials and tribulations of a long distance relationship. “It’s about putting in the work to make the relationship work,” says Carolina.
Carolina is from Newfoundland and Labrador, the most eastern province of Canada. Growing up in NL, she fondly remembers music around the fire, kitchen parties, and listening to stories in only the way that a father can tell. Music is at the core of Carolina’s family, they have never missed one of her shows.
Being the down-to-earth girl that Carolina is, she believes it is her responsibility to be her true authentic self. “Each and every song you hear on my record is 100% a true representation of me,” says Carolina. She is a natural storyteller in everyday conversation, which is what makes it so easy for her to translate that into her songs. A true country artist at heart, she says, “Some of the best stories have been told in country songs… I love how fun and upbeat a country song can be as well as how it can pull on your heart strings.”
Singer-songwriter, Jann Arden, is one of Carolina’s biggest inspirations. Arden is known for her signature ballads, “Could I Be Your Girl” and “Insensitive.” Hoping to share the stage with Arden one day, Carolina says that what she admires most about Arden is her ability to make the audience laugh in one moment and then cry the next. Having this ability is nothing short of a super power in Carolina’s eyes.
Before focusing on her own original music, Carolina played in a cover band in downtown St. John nearly 5 nights or more a week. While performing at St. John’s, she met a man by the name of Dr. Brian Ramjattan. He believed in her and was quick to offer his support and financial backing for Carolina to make her first record. Years later, they are now business partners, but truly more like family. She also now works with Subculture Music and Media, a Digital Marketing Agency based in Ontario.
The music business is oftentimes hard and draining. Carolina admits to worrying about things that shouldn’t matter like; “Am I pretty enough? Small enough? Funny enough? Are people going to like me?” Her advice to women in country music is to always be yourself. It’s scary to follow your dreams, but life is far too short to play it safe. Not wanting to change a thing about her career, she reminds you that, “In this world not everyone will understand you or support what you are setting out to do. Just remember, it only takes one person to believe in you. Just keep going!”
Watch the lyric video to Carolina’s new track “Hunger” here. For more information, please visit: carolinaeastmusic.com