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REVIEW: Single “One More Hallelujah” by Brennley Brown (Warehouse West Entertainment Records/February 7, 2020)
She’s only 18-years old, but Brennley Brown has an impressive resume dating back to when she was just a little girl. The Apple Valley, California native has been entertaining audiences for most of her young life. Brown’s performing experience includes singing the national anthem at the US Open, CMA Fest and Harvest America. Brown has opened for big name artists like Tim McGraw, Dwight Yoakam and Keith Anderson. She also provided the speaking and singing voice for the character Lily on the Disney Junior animated series Sofia the First.
Brown’s life was busy enough and then she landed a spot on Season 12 of NBC’s The Voice, where she made it to the top five, making her the youngest contestant to finish in that high position. Brown then garnered Nashville’s attention, and she’s been working on her career as a country music artist ever since. Raised on the sounds of traditional country, you can hear that influence in Brown’s latest single, “One More Hallelujah” (Bobby Hamrick, Caitlyn Smith, James Slater). Vocals that bring to mind some of the great female singers such as Emmylou Harris or Lee Ann Womack, there’s no doubt that Brown is exceedingly pleasant to listen to.
“One More Hallelujah” is especially welcome during this period of uncertainty and profound sadness that isn’t just here in the United States, but worldwide. The sounds of a warm acoustic guitar surrounded by Brown’s soft, comforting voice bring a bit of light to dark, confusing days. It’s a hopeful song that wraps you up like a fleece blanket and just makes you feel better.
“Letting go of what you can’t change
Working through the heartache
Picking yourself back up again when your car ain’t startin’
Staying up all night and pacing the floor
Wanting nothing more than to finally hear God’s voice whisper to ya
And your knees just hit the floor
‘Cause we’re all just lookin’ for one more Hallelujah”
The song was released back in early February before the COVID-19 crisis really hit us here in America, so it wasn’t rushed out in an effort to pull at the listening audience’s heartstrings and ultimately sell spins. On the contrary, it almost seems as though it was meant to be. It”s beautifully written and expertly performed. A music video for the song was released in March. It was directed by David Orgill and it’s stunning. The video will surely bring some peace to cluttered minds.
Video courtesy of Brennley Brown and YouTube
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