It’s been more than three years since the last new music release from BRONWYN, a period we’ve all spent under the cloud of Covid, and for this Dunedin singer-songwriter a welcome time of artistic reflection. Now that the sun is coming out, she’s paving the way toward her next collection of original contemporary country songs by traveling and writing in Mexico.
BRONWYN's EP ‘All In’ reached #9 on the NZ Charts in 2017, with the single, Wish Me Luck, making inroads both on radio and country charts across the Tasman. She describes her original music as “half sass and half heart", a balance that she enjoys and strives for in her songwriting.
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“Everything I wish I had said or written over the last few years is starting to pour out of me. It’s still early days in the writing process and I don't know exactly what it'll look like – but I’m liking where it's going so far! These are the most vulnerable songs I've ever written. There's not as much sass in them but it'll be back in the future, don't worry!”
Finding inspiration in the hard-hitting honesty of fellow artists ranging from Miranda Lambert to Kacey Musgraves and Robyn Ottolini, Bronwyn's music similarly invites her audience into her life to hear exactly what she's going through and what she feels in her heart.
"Recently, when a stranger described listening to my music for the first time as ‘...like the sun had come out, and I felt immediately optimistic’, I was a bit stunned. I see how much people are struggling these days and had been wishing I could do something to help, completely forgetting that music itself can be a powerful healer. Especially in these challenging times, I think that we need fun songs to help us feel happy, and not get swallowed up by all the sadness and chaos that's going on – but also need to feel like we can admit when we’re struggling and have songs that help us with those emotions too.”
That right there is country music’s sweet spot, and having hit the refresh button, BRONWYN is excited to share some more music and to see what else 2024 and beyond holds!