Today, Brynn Cartelli unveils her latest single, “If I Could,” alongside her announcement of her debut EP Based On A True Story. Last week, she shared a snippet of the single through a post on Tik Tok that has already amassed more than 7 million views and counting.
Long before amassing 20 million-plus streams and receiving acclaim from People, Billboard, and more, Cartelli grew up in Longmeadow, MA where she embraced music as a kid. At just five-years-old, she took regular piano lessons. She eventually learned guitar and developed her chops by performing in talent shows, at coffeehouses, and anywhere else with a stage. Her vocals captivated viewers everywhere when she won Season 14 of NBC’s “The Voice” and emerged as “the youngest champion in the show’s history.” However, she hunkered down and focused on writing original material in the aftermath. Introducing her signature style, “Last Night’s Mascara” amassed over 10 million streams globally. Meanwhile, her 2019 follow-up and original composition “Grow Young (Version 1)” cracked over 1 million total streams. Hitting the road coast-to-coast, she supported Kelly Clarkson on the Meaning Of Life Tour and opened for Maroon 5. Along the way, she also garnered a nomination at the “People’s Choice Awards” and captivated audiences on the NBC’s “TODAY” and “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” “Radio Disney Music Awards,” and on Boston’s most hallowed ground, Fenway Park. Brynn released her fan favorite, holiday cover of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and gave an unforgettable performance of the staple on The Kelly Clarkson Show to cap off 2019. After two years of writing and recording, she’s back in 2021 with her new single “Long Way Home” and much more to come.
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’.” She has become widely known for her tellings of relatable stories as she showcases her booming presence and incredible vocal range.
My friend was being wronged and getting something less than she deserved from her boyfriend. So many people believe they deserve less than they do. The song became a reminder we deserve more.
~ Brynn Cartelli
After two years of writing and recording, she’s back in 2021 with her debut EP Based On A True Story – out May 28th. Stream “If I Could,” below, now available on all platforms: