A singer/songwriter who divides her time between Kelowna and Vancouver has released her second single off this summer’s forthcoming EP, Siren Songs.
Described as “atmospheric” and “beautifully written,” Don’t Let Me Go by Bree Whitworth is available now.
“It all started with a broken heart,” she said in a news release.
“But isn’t that how every great love song begins?”
The classically trained pianist recorded 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,” 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 weaves a captivating story, paired with Whitworth’s alluring vocals and delicately stunning melodies.
“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.
Don’t Let Me Go is available now.