It didn’t take long for Brittney Grabill’s single “I Try” to hook me. The beat gets under your skin first, and then her voice hits you and suddenly that’s all that matters.
The Canadian singer/songwriter’s slightly smoky vocals are the icing on the cake for this multi-dimensional pop track. The lyrics are hypnotic, with a depth to them that I really like. Plus, the beat is this funky, rhythmic mix of old-school vibe and contemporary pop. This is one heck of a debut single — if this is what she’s about, I can’t wait to hear more.
Have you ever felt like you want to get close to someone, but something internal is stopping you? Yeah, she captures that feeling perfectly.
Pop music sometimes gets a bad rap, as far as whether or not it’s a genre that’s worth our time. I thoroughly disagree with that, and music like Brittany’s is just further proof. Pop can be fun and have beautiful meaning behind it.
It’s also worth noting that Brittany is all about using her music to inspire change. When she was younger, she had to receive back surgery for scoliosis, and since then she has been sure to give back to the cause.
She makes it a point to both perform for and visit children’s hospitals to raise awareness and spread positivity. The singer helped to raise more than a million dollars for Stollery Children’s Hospital.
She’s also involved with suicide and mental health awareness, most recently as a supporter of Edmonton’s Suicide Awareness March.
Make sure you check out “I Try” by Brittany Grabill on SoundCloud:
I know streaming is huge now, but I also encourage supporting great music by actually buying a copy. Buy “I Try” on iTunes here.
To keep up with news about Brittany, visit her official website.
About Brittany Grabill
She released her first original song I Like You at the age of 16 and has since released pop/folk albums Dreams Are All You Know (2012) and Candy (2013) recorded at PowerSound Studios in Edmonton, AB. Brittney has also found an interest in filmmaking, as she directed Chocolate Cake (2017) which was featured on KTLA News during Oscar week and premiered at the Vancouver Int. Women in Film Festival. She has worked in casting for various music orientated projects including Anderson Paak’s Grammy promo video and Adam Sandler’s Netflix film Sandy Wexler, where he plays a music manager set in the ‘90s.
Bradleigh is a co-founder and content curator for The Sirens Rise with a BA in Media Studies. Her favorite things to do are listen to music, get lost in a book, write for hours, and eat way more chocolate than one human being ever should.