July 24, 2013


A Rocket to the Moon Frontman Goes Alt-Country with Solo Project

Fear not, A Rocket to the Moon fans. 

Even though the Fueled By Ramen pop-rockers broke up this year following their latest LP, Wild & Free, frontman Nick Santino is marching onward and showing us a new style. 

His new solo project – which goes by the moniker Nick Santino and the Northern Wind – is set to release its debut EP, Going Home, on Tuesday. But to hold you over until that iTunes preorder comes in, we've got an exclusive stream of the opening track, "Miss Virginia." Stream it above! 

Right from the outset, you can hear how Santino's solo songwriting has departed from his work with ARTTM. Whereas the band leaned heavily into the pop direction, "Miss Virginia" showcases a more laid-back vibe with fleshed out instrumentals, focusing on Santino's soft, drawl-y vocals and the chorus' catchy melody.