With no disrespect intended, maturity is not a quality a music fan might expect from an artist who’s only twenty-one years old. But for the two singles “We Both Do” and “Frankly Speaking (I’m Done)” by Austin-based singer/songwriter Caroline Hale, maturity is exactly what you get. Hale’s first single release is the defiant, pissed-off pop rocker “Frankly Speaking (I’m Done).” With a clever, almost cheeky arrangement, plain-spoken singing, and powerhouse guitars, the singer/songwriter puts her ex on full blast. “Although it was the hardest song to finish, I’m really happy with how the song turned out, and I hope that it resonates with someone who needs it.” The emotional arc continues with the second single “We Both Do,” which marries a soul-inflected rhythm with folk guitar and Hale’s unvarnished feeling. “I wrote ‘We Both Do’ when I was going through a long-distance relationship,” she discloses. "It's an indescribable feeling, being so consumed by love that it feels as if the entire world is crumbling around you, yet lacking the maturity to mend it." With a full album scheduled for release in 2024, Caroline Hale’s debut singles “We Both Do” and “Frankly Speaking (I’m Done)” herald the arrival of a major young talent, one who intends to be around for a long time.