NEW ALBUM: BRE KENNEDY | NOTE TO SELF
Indie-pop/singer-songwriter based in Nashville has released her debut album, "Note to Self." Sure, she had an idea of what the album would be before what she calls the “dark storm” arrived. And, she had even written some songs. But, Covid-19 changed everything. She says, “Being alone for that long...I would sit with myself for hours [and] I realized like, ‘Oh, I'm not the same person,’ even after a few months that I was with the songs before this. So, I decided that I wanted to see what was going to come out in that time.” Since captivating us with her 2019 debut EP "Jealous of Birds" and last year’s even more refined follow-up "Twenty Something," the local indie-pop singer-songwriter, who cut her teeth writing for other artists before stepping into her own as a solo performer, has become one of Nashville’s most essential up and comers. Leading up to the LP, Bre’s first single was “Progress,” which is an enchanting and cathartic check-in about letting go of preconceived notions in life to make progress. In May, a single and video called “Wilburn Street,” a lighter, more uplifting, and celebratory tune perfectly timed at a moment where life finally began to feel more normal. Back in June, it was “Control,” and its stunning accompanying video, which brought to life the track’s themes about feeling powerless over what is happening in the world today, and more recently, Kennedy premiered “Introvert” in July, an ode to setting boundaries and embracing your own needs.