Artist: Caroline Spence
Hometown: Charlottesville, Virginia; Nashville, Tennessee
Song: “Clean Getaway”
Album: True North
Release Date: April 29, 2022
In Their Words: “This song is meant to be a cathartic, windows-down, feel-good and feel-bad anthem to sing at the top of your lungs as a way to honor yourself while owning your flaws — it’s for those folks that are still working through their baggage and might need a little help celebrating who they are in the meantime. This song absolutely came out of the lockdown in 2020, a time when none of us had the luxury of being able to hide from ourselves. I think I thought that time off the road would make me a different person in a certain way, but things didn’t get easier with more time, they just got pulled more into focus because you are all that is left when everything else falls away.
“In the video, we wanted to show the lighthearted part of my experience with my Saturn Return — entering a new phase of adulthood where you can actually make space for your inner child instead of running from them. We used home movies of me as a kid to show this. I got to see that my interests and personality really haven’t changed much at all. I think I thought I’d be different by the time I hit 30 and the Saturn Return ended, but it left me exactly where I started, with just with more acceptance of who I am deep down.” — Caroline Spence
Image Credit: Kaitlyn Raitz