Soulful folk singer and songwriter Brodie Dawson overcomes personal struggles with her empowering new single, "Will I Ever".
“Will I Ever” follows Dawson through her very personal and vulnerable journey of overcoming her separation from her husband. It features country guitar grooves, live instruments, sultry and powerful vocals, and empowering lyrics.
“I wrote this the summer my husband and I separated. My heart was devastated, and I was so lost but hellbent on finding myself again. A beautiful couple I know on Hornby Island offered me their cabin for the weekend as a little writing retreat. So I packed up my dog, my guitar and my journal and spent the entire weekend at the ocean, thinking, crying, writing and playing,” says Dawson. "For the longest time it was more of a groove song than anything, and it only had one verse. I actually wrote the second verse the night before recording it in the studio in Nashville!”
The track was written and performed by Brodie Dawson, produced by Patrick Davis, engineered by Lee Unfried and Rory Rositas, mixed by Lee Unfried, with additional editing by Nathan Senner at Kinnikinik Studios, and Joanna Finley and Trent Woodman at Omnisound Studios. It was recorded at OmniSound Studios and mastered by Eric Conn at Independent Mastering in Nashville. The track features Tim Lauer as the band leader on keys, Bryan Sutton on acoustic guitar, Fred Eltringham on drums, Tony Lucido on bass, Justin Schipper on steel guitar, Kris Donegan on electric guitar, and Kristen Rogers on background vocals.
Named Vocalist of the Year at the Vancouver Island Music Awards and nominated for Best Live Act for 2 years consecutively, Brodie Lee Dawson is a force to be reckoned with. Her voice, described as soulful bluesy folk with a gospel funk, a twist of pop, and twang of old school country, will leave you spellbound. Dawson’s voice is rich and riveting, pure and powerful, full of soul, and has been compared to Lake Street Dive, Patty Griffin, Sara Bareilles, Linda Ronstadt, and Trisha Yearwood.
Dawson has shared the stage with George Canyon, Kira Isabella, Jake Owen, The Soujourners, and Serena Ryder. Her songs can be heard on 98.9 Jet FM, 97.3 The Eagle, and CBC Radio, and she has had the pleasure of being a musical guest on CBC’s The Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean. She’s a festival favorite and has many miles under her belt from numerous west coast Canadian tours. Her previous female trio She Could Be Trouble was nominated for ‘Group of the Year’ at both the VIMA’s as well as BC Country Music Association, in addition to the BCCMA ‘Ray McAuley Horizon Award’, a prestigious industry 'nod' to promising artists. Hear her crowd-favorite single “I’m Movin’ On” currently in rotation on SiriusXM Radio CBC-Country, and listen to “Skip a Beat” and “Paycheck” wherever you stream your music.