Emerging country artist Tim Buono released his newest single “Polaroid” on April 9th under Asphalt Music Group. The song is an honest story from Buono that details finding a box of polaroids in his grandfather’s attic just after he died. Singing about the stories he sees portrayed in the old, grainy photos, Buono expresses how clarity comes to the surface when you are able to look back on memories after time has passed.

Lyrics like “Then I realized that baby they were holdin’ grew up to be my dad and so much more” paint the scenes in vivid imagery as the listener recollects and discovers these faded memories alongside Buono. A song about time and stories being precious and held dear to many of us, Buono remarks on the personal aspect this song took on for him. “‘Polaroid’ is a song that means a lot to me personally because we wrote it to paint a picture of the story of my grandparents,” says Buono. “I’m so happy with how this song turned out both lyrically and sonically and I can’t wait for the world to hear it!”

“Polaroid” showcases Buono’s acoustic-country stylings that are quickly gaining him notoriety in the Nashville music scene. With previous hits like “We Are” reaching over 106K Spotify streams, Buono is realizing his dream of sharing his stories through country music. Becoming an instant country music fan at the age of nine after hearing “Little Moments” by Brad Paisley, Buono has been pursuing music ever since. After experiencing a live concert featuring none other than Paisley himself, Buono began learning guitar by recreating favorite country songs. It wasn’t long before Buono’s skills evolved and he began writing his own lyrics and music – culminating in a catalog of original works that are anxiously waiting to be released.

Having earned praise from country-music icons like Dierks Bentley (who shared one of Buono’s covers via Twitter), Buono is setting the stage to become one of Nashville’s next success stories after signing with Asphalt Music Group. “Tim is an exceptional talent,” says Aaron Chesling, CEO and Executive Producer for Asphalt Music Group. “I believe his story-telling and musicianship in this song will resonate with many people. Asphalt is excited to get this off the ground.”

Cover art for “Polaroid” by Tim Buono

Dawn Jones is the curator of the V13 imPRESSED Column. Previously known as imPRESSED Indie Music Blog, Jones and her team joined forces with V13 in 2020 to collaborate on an exclusive column on V13's site (imPRESSED) to bring a niche focus to the rapidly evolving indie music genre. Dawn is also the founder of Pressed PR - a boutique PR agency that focuses on PR for independent creatives. Pressed PR’s team works on a variety of campaigns partnering with independent filmmakers, independent artists, and independent labels. Pressed PR’s music clientele has landed in the pages of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, HYPE Magazine, and many others.