SINGLE REVIEW: I Will Be Here by Brooke Reuss

Following the resounding success of Stand Up Reloaded, Melbourne born singer-songwriter Brooke Reuss has released the follow-up track I Will Be Here, a soul-stirring contemporary country-pop song that will undoubtedly solidify Brooke’s standing as one of Australia’s most promising singer-songwriters. The latest release is taken from Brooke’s forthcoming debut EP, which features her indelible auto-biographical writing style and a collaboration with Australian Idol winner Damien Leith on the protest song, Sometimes. Utilizing her extraordinarily variable vocal skills, Brooke’s song to self is both a heartfelt reaffirmation and an instantly memorable track, its broad sonic sweep reflecting the significance of the lyric. As Brooke says about her inspiration for the song, ‘I wrote I Will Be Here to call out to my younger self. To the girl who was fierce and fearless, tried new things and didn’t over analyse. This song is to call on my younger self again so I can live life to the full and not miss opportunities or connections which the grown-up me has been reluctant at times to make. I feel this song will connect with people in different ways and have their own connection with it. I hope it will help them through whatever tough times they are experiencing and lift their spirits as it does for me.’The new track begins with a piano motif, segueing into a verse, pre-chorus, and chorus structure—all effective and well-written. The dynamics are also worth noting, as it transforms from a ballad-like mood into a full-blown catchy chorus, all helped along by layers of harmonies, a joyous six-eight rhythmic groove and Brooke’s soaring vocal. The lyric will undoubtedly resonate with many after recognizing the personal reflections tactfully handled by Brooke’s choice of imagery. I Will Be Here is sure to connect and attract global attention, with its heart on a sleeve rawness and melodic power, ensuring the trajectory of one of this country’s most captivating new artists.

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