Canadian singer/songwriter Bree Whitworth has released her second single off this summer’s forthcoming EP Siren Songs; described as “atmospheric” and “beautifully written,” “Don’t Let Me Go” is available now.
Self-admittedly “obsessed” with music for as long as she can remember, the classically trained pianist kept her songwriting and singing hidden, imposter syndrome taking the wheel. It was with insistent support and encouragement from family and friends that she connected with producer Matthew Mei to record her debut album in 2008.
An additional album and three singles later, Whitworth took a brief hiatus. It was within this multi-year break she weathered a “devastating breakup,” she shares, and found herself picking up the pen.
“It was the first time I had written new music in almost four years, and it was such a cathartic process for me,” she recalls. “Writing these songs helped me reflect on this relationship, and put my feelings into lyrics that ultimately helped me heal.
“The first songs on the album — “Wasting My Life”, “Good Wife” and this one, “Don’t Let Me Go” — started out with sadness, anger and despair…” she continues. “But as I continued writing the last two songs — “In the End” and “Bliss” — I found my lyrics evolving. I was literally and lyrically letting go and moving on.
“Writing this album allowed me to realize that despite all the pain, I still had hope and I still believe in love.”
The winding narrative found throughout Siren Songs weave a captivating story; paired with Whitworth’s irresistibly alluring vocals and delicately stunning melodies, listeners are in for a journey through love, loss, and everything in between.
“I named the album Siren Songs not because I want to lure sailors to their deaths with an irresistible song…” she winks, “but because love is like a ‘siren song’…
“It’s something alluring but potentially risky. Yet will still go back for more.”
Siren Songs is available this Summer 2019. “Don’t Let Me Go” is available now.