Caroline Kole – Always Almost
Only Slightly Emotional, the second EP from Starstruck Entertainment artist Caroline Kole, is now available for streaming and purchase. The EP includes previously released singles “What If,” “Strawberry Lip Smacker” and “Flow,” as well as new single “Always Almost.”
The project has already been featured on Best Of The Week, Beats Of The Week and Breaking Pop on Apple Music, as well as New Music Friday Netherlands on Spotify.
The release shows emotional growth on Kole’s part, featuring slight sarcasm and a level of honesty most 21-year-olds wouldn’t dare tackle.
“I’m learning more about the person I am, the person I want to be, and am going through the same personal growth that we all experience,” Kole told Affinity Magazine. “From that process, I’ve definitely been able to embrace certain aspects of the world and myself more fully, so I’m excited for this EP to be out to show that growth.”
An industry veteran, the “pop powerhouse” (PopDust) was first discovered performing at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe by country icon Reba McEntire when she was just 13. Shortly after, Kole was signed to a management deal with Starstruck Entertainment and a publishing deal with Sony/ATV. After a few years on tour as direct support for McEntire, Blake Shelton and more, Kole took time off to write – and quickly realized she was creating music more influenced by her favorite pop artists than her country music upbringing.
Though just 21, Kole – described as “electro-pop brilliance” (Atwood Magazine) and her sound as “pop with a sting” (Idobi) – has already seen significant success in the pop market. In September of 2018, she joined forces with Toronto-based producer/artist Pusher to release “BTDT,” which staked its claim on several Spotify and Apple Music playlists. In October, NYC-based electronic duo VAVO released a tropical house version of Kole’s “Right Now.” The dance mix, which features Kole’s vocals and lyrical aptitude, hit No. 32 on the Billboard Dance chart, No. 16 on the Mediabase Dance chart, and has been featured on several coveted Apple Music and Spotify playlists.