Bree Taylor Dares to Get Close to ‘Kryptonite’
Mississauga-based country artist Bree Taylor channels her superwoman vocals on her new single, “Kryptonite.”
Recently nominated for a 2021 Mississauga Arts Award (MARTY) in the Music: Solo Vocalist — Emerging category, the Ontario-based singer-songwriter has been churning out classic-sounding country tracks for the better part of the past two years.
With “Kryptonite,” she’s delivered a contagiously upbeat track about a love that’s so wrong, it feels so incredibly right.
Bree has been using her impressive voice on stages and in recording studios since the age of six. The up-and-comer has worked with vocal coach to the stars, Bob Garrett (Los Angeles) and Lorraine Lawson (Toronto), who is notable for her work on CTV’s “The Launch.”
Bree began penning her own tunes when she was a teen and found early success with her pop debut EP, Unbreakable. Shortly after, she switched gears and fashioned herself inside the country genre — and her fans came with her. Her 2020 song “Cry” gained an impressive 70,000 organic streams, and her most recent single, “Burning Bridges” soared to #1 on the Canadian Indie Charts in October of last year (#17 of 50 in Indie Songs ranked overall for 2020).
Never one to shy away from the human experience, Bree invited fans to hear her rawest self, releasing an acoustic, off-the-floor version of “Cry” this past January. Her intention was to give the listeners a new way to connect with the single, but also draw attention to mental health — a cause she holds close to her heart.
On “Kryptonite,” Bree Taylor unleashes a hellstorm on a partner who might have been, could have been, had been, but ultimately shouldn’t have been.
And we’ve each been there; from flirting with danger, to running directly into the fire, many of us know all too well the perilous doom that awaits us when we exchange love for lust. But doesn’t it just feel too damn good to leave well enough alone? Bree unashamedly lets that careless whisper do all the talking on this rambunctious, roller coaster ride of intimate desire and of knowing better, but disregarding the consequences anyway.
“You might be the devil in disguise,” she affirms, packing heat on her next punch: “Fill up my head with your sweet lies, can’t tell what’s wrong it feels so right.”
Written by Bree and frequent collaborators Donny Anderson and Murray Daigle, the song refuses to veer off the path of authenticity, honesty, and real, pure emotional highs and lows.
Inside the melodic lines of love growing wild is the insatiable talent in Bree’s delivery. Her full-bodied voice recalls a young Trisha Yearwood, an Ashley McBride on the rocks, and a Carrie Underwood that worms itself into your ear and taunts you to try to turn away. Bree’s got a gift beyond singing and songwriting – she’s born with the talent that draws you in and holds you captive till every last husky note, every last perfectly pitched crescendo has been placed on your lap. You’ll find yourself at the end of the track, rapidly trying to start it all over again.
“Kryptonite” is available now.