Artist: Nick Santino and The Northern Wind
Album: Going Home
Release date: July 30
Santino, who initially founded Rocket as a solo project, has gone solo once more. This time, however, he’s taken a different route, although it’s a route most of us saw coming. If you’re any kind of ARTTM fan, you know that Santino has always had a love for country music. The band has covered more than a few country songs during their tours, and Santino has previously stated that he would love to live in Nashville, Tennessee. So it’s no surprise that his new solo EP, Going Home, has got an almost 100% country feel to it.
Throughout the entire EP, Santino shows us a voice unheard in other songs. It’s a deeper, more mature voice, and at first it’s hard to distinguish if it’s actually his. The entire EP sounds as if it was recorded very minimally and simply, giving off a vibe almost comparable to Santino’s demo songs when he was first starting Rocket. The subject matter of each track is still as simple and mature as Rocket’s was, but with more of the storytelling that country music is known for.