ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP BASED ON A TRUE STORY – OUT MAY 28
SET TO PERFORM ON THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW MAY 14
18-year-old Singer Songwriter Brynn Cartelli has unveiled her new song “If I Could,” available at all DSPS and streaming services now. Co-written by Brynn and Ben Abraham (Demi Lovato, Sara Bareilles, and Kesha), Brynn sends a message to a friend in a one-sided relationship, “If I could do it for you, then I would say, ‘Goodbye’.” Earlier this week Cartelli announced her debut EP Based On A True Story – out May 28th. Fans can pre-order and pre-save the EP here.
Cartelli elaborates on the track, “Releasing ‘If I Could’ is like letting a bunch of strangers read my diary. It’s terrifying and slightly invasive, but I knew if I was bold enough to release it, the song would be an honest description of such a hopeless and frustrating feeling too many people experience with their best friends. And for that, I am honored to be the one delivering the message.”
Inspired by a teenage friend’s experience, “If I Could” showcases her ability to take small moments and turn them into anthemic ballads that people of all ages can relate to. Brynn originally shared a snippet of the song through a post on Tik Tok that has amassed over 7 million views and is set to perform the track on The Kelly Clarkson show on May 14th.
“Long Way Home,” co-written by Brynn and Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue and Colbie Caillat), was the first track released off her upcoming EP and her first new music since 2019, attracting praise as People named Brynn among its “Emerging Artists to Watch.” Last week Brynn unveiled the official video for the track, which was directed by Blythe Thomas (Julia Michaels, Hozier, Grace Vanderwall) and sees Brynn and her real-life friends driving around New York City, singing and dancing through the streets of Greenwich Village and Times Square, and even celebrating her friend Piper’s 18th birthday – Cartelli also turned 18 this month – with a surprise cake.