We always enjoy telling you about new music, from new artists. It’s fun, and it’s even exciting when the artist is one that Country’s Chatter has been following for a while. Brittany Bexton first came to our attention back in 2012, and we haven’t let her fall off the radar since then. The first chance I had to see her on stage was when she traveled to Damascus, Va., about a year ago. If you didn’t see the article we posted after that performance, I hope you will check it out, by clicking here.
What we want to tell you about today is a new EP from Brittany called Free Fall. The official release date is Nov. 7, 2014, but, it is available to pre-order oniTunes, and after we tell you about it, you just might want to head on over and do that! It’s a five-song EP, with a nice mix of fast, slow, country, bluesy, great music, rhythm that will have you tapping your toes, lyrics that give you something to think about, and catchy phrases that will have you singing along.
The first song is the title track, “Free Fall”. The song was co-written by Brittany, along with Drew Johnson and Kenneth Johnson. When I talk about her sound being a little country and bluesy, this is the song that brings that out most in her. This is a fast song, and the story it tells is one that is ageless. Part of the chorus says, ‘caught up, in a rush, heart speeds up every time we touch, so high, so alive, lost in the moment when you look in my eyes, there’s no thinking at all, in a free fall’. The song is really unforgettable.
Brittany slows things down for us with the second song. It’s called “Miss Me,” and was co-written by Brittany and Jeffrey East. This might be my favorite song on the EP. We probably all have that one lost love in our life…maybe we wonder if they ever miss us. Or maybe, you just aren’t sure where your relationship is going. Whatever the case, I think everyone who has ever missed anyone, for any reason, is going to be able to identify with these lyrics. This is a good song for showing off her vocal talent, too.
Moving on to track 3, we find “Beggin’ Time”, written by Brittany, along with Lori Lovelace. With the first sound you hear on this song, you know it’s time to speed things up a little bit again. You get the feeling that Brittany really likes blues when you listen to this one. You can tell she’s having fun while she’s singing it. I think you can easily imagine her singing it live, and really wanting to be in the audience when she does. She doesn’t stand still on stage, and you just know she won’t be staying in one spot when she sings this one. To me this is the most ‘fun song’ on the EP.
“Just Crazy Enough” landed in the number four spot on the EP. Brittany had a hand in writing this one, too, along with co-writer Tommy Collier. It could have been the title track, and it could be a single. It’s fast, it’s bluesy, it’s really good. Brittany doesn’t just sing, she entertains. “Crazy enough to chase this dream, when life ain’t got no guarantees, crazy enough to just believe that you and me are meant to be,” are a few of the lines – and I think we’ve all been there. So, if you want some music you can relate to, this EP has your music!
She slowed things down again with the last one. It’s called “You Move Me,” and she wrote this one with Jeffrey East. I’m lyric-listener. I believe there are a lot of us out there. Lyrics stay with me. The ones that tell a story; the ones that remind me of somewhere I’ve been in my life; even the ones that make me wish I had been somewhere or done something that I never had the chance to do. And, I like the pretty lyrics. And, the memorable ones. Like the ones in this song — “From the top of my head, to the tips of my toes, you move me completely, body, mind and soul. There’s no place in my heart that your love cannot reach, you move me.”
Brittany Bexton is such a talented vocalist, it’s hard to believe a major label hasn’t already grabbed her. While she obviously has a lot of natural ability, you don’t have to listen long to realize that a lot of time and hard work has gone into her training. She has the kind of voice you don’t get tired of. It doesn’t seem to matter what kind of song she is singing, you are still hearing Brittany doing what she does best. Every word is clear, and she can definitely project. As good as she is vocally, don’t overlook the fact that she co-wrote every one of the songs on this new EP. She is as good a songwriter as she is a singer, and I expect we’ll be hearing a lot more form Brittany Bexton in the future.
Brittany is currently in Arizona, shooting the music video for “Free Fall”. In addition to Brittany’s web site, be sure to visit her Facebook page, and please click that “Like” button while you are there. Be sure to check out all the links at the top of her web site, so you will know where you can find her on SoundCloud, YouTube,Reverbnation, and other sites. You can follow her on Twitter, @BrittanyBexton. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we would love to have you! You will find us @countryschatter.
I’ll be back with more soon! I have a lot of e-mail to catch up on, and hope to get some of those answered later this evening.