Not Broken, but “Broke In,” as Explained by Stacy Kelleher
Stacy Kelleher has released “Broke In” today, September 16th, which speaks on the anxiety that comes with being admittedly vulnerable. Kelleher takes notable influence from other artists such as Dua Lipa and Halsey, and this single as well as her upcoming sophomore and self-titled EP layer dreamy melodies, electro-pop beats and shameless lyrics.
“‘Broke In’ was such a therapeutic song for me to write and I feel like I’ve been wanting to make this song subconsciously for so long. Growing up, I studied singing with numerous teachers, and so many of them thought something was medically wrong with my voice, which made me really self-conscious and scared. I went to several different vocal doctors and was told that my voice was perfectly healthy. I then realized that I needed to own my sound, which is such a personal part of who we are as humans, especially for me – singing is my whole life and has been since I was a little kid! Now, I know who I am and own it every time I sing or speak.”
“Broke In” takes a fun yet personal approach in just the first 15 seconds of the track. Instrumentals are intertwined with breaths, and a snippet of the words of affection from another is placed delicately into the mix. The main acoustic riff is unique and catchy, Keller’s vocals are no less than something to be marveled to, and the lyrics are incredibly thoughtful in admitting the luxuries when it comes to accepting defeat to different weakness. Overall, it’s easy to see that all elements, every single detail heard, has been noticeably perfected with the care that only an experienced artist could bring together. The chorus especially tells of this, as it’s a particularly enjoyable due to its heartfelt sound combined with triumphant melodies. At the end of the day, you’re one of a kind, and that’s something to take immense pride in.