Kelly Romo, Equal Creatures, Maxine Green
Saturday September 16, 2023 08:00 PM EDT
CRITIC’S PICK: Self-described as “miserable for artistic purposes Kelly Romo is releasing their debut album Good Mourning’’ Sept. 14 and throwing a killer release show to match. This album comes after two recent singles, “an old friend” and “bargain boi,” both prepping us for this highly-anticipated record. Romo began as a late-night DJ and music producer whose skills later materialized into songwriting for her own pop project. Romo’s music is almost conversational in a way and poetic in every way. Her authenticity and vulnerability show not only in the lyricism but also through raucousness of her vocals. Romo’s music has bedroom and experimental pop vibes as well as classic indie rock riffs and tones. Along with the album release comes an accompanying film by local artist Julianna Freed’s gAy24. I have no doubt the upcoming album will be just as fun to listen to as these singles. Don’t miss her release show with local indie rockers Equal Creatures and new neo-soul foursome Maxine Greene. — Jessica Goodson
From the venue:Based in Atlanta,‚ Kelly Romo‚ is a dynamic and innovative musician whose raw vulnerability and sharp wits set her apart. Her music combines the darker concepts of mental health with a unique, comedic edge resulting in a magnetic and captivating experience. Her synth-driven indie, industrial pop/rock style features bold musical arrangements and hard hitting lyricism that showcase her versatility and creativity.