This song is a dusty orange color, the color of the dust in the desert that surrounds the one lane highway you're blazing down. It doesn't matter where you're going, just that you're running from the parts of your life you can't stand. This song is denim blue, the color of your best friends jeans in your passenger seat. It's the color of the tacky keychain you picked up at the gas station for your little sibling, so you can send them a letter and tell them everything's okay. This song is a worn pair of sneakers, busted straight through to the soles, in your duffle bag in the trunk. This song is the same pair of sneakers thrown over a telephone wire in a small town, leaving a mark of yourself wherever you go. This song is the feeling of starting over.
Halsey, pop princess, is no stranger to songs that elicit strong feelings, and Roman Holiday, off of her debut album Badlands, is definitely one of those songs. I have high praise for this particular album, as each song tells a story that makes you part of something outside of yourself. Pack your bag and run away with this song.
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About The Curator - Kara Bean
Kara Bean is a force to be reckoned with. Originally from Seattle, WA, Kara is an LA-based singer-songwriter, lyricist and music-junkie. Her deep connection to the written word and music of all kinds has inspired her to become a strong, emotional songwriter. When she's not working on her artist project, Kara is listening to and writing songs that feel like liquid gold. She believes there is great power in music, and hopes to continue putting music into the universe that inspires others.