Pandemic be damned, Nashville singer-songwriter Brenda Cay is prolific as ever. After a productive 2020, the coastal Americana songstress is back with “Alone with You,” her first release of 2021. The wistful new single premiered exclusively on Got Country Online yesterday. It’s now available on all digital download and streaming platforms.
“Alone With You” is a distinctive mix of traditional country and rock that’s propelled by Cay’s classic vocals and striking guitar riffs. With a steady, swinging drumbeat and even a bit of keys, this song offers a refreshing take on the typical country ballad.
While the singable chorus and relaxed beat are enough to captivate listeners on their own, the message underneath carries this song to another level. Expertly written, Cay uses memorable and relatable lyrics to draw listeners in and help them identify with the music, crafting a narrative about the exhilarating and intoxicating feeling of young love. From the lyrics, “Your smile, your laugh, the way you touch my hair” to “You’ve got that thing I can’t define and you’re how I want to spend Friday night,” Alone With You immediately lures in anyone who has experienced that first dawn of love. It doesn’t disappoint!
Well-written, honest and accessible, it’s everything that a country song strives to be. In an industry of fierce competition, this song stands out as a contemporary classic story telling country song.
“Alone With You” was recorded at Arch Audio Recording Studio in Chattanooga, TN.
Producers: Brenda Cay & Brian Brewer
Production Engineer: Ethen Martin
Mixing: Zach Allen
Guitar: Brian Brewer Bass: Tyler Reddick Keys: Hale White Drums: Ivan Garcia
BGV: Kristin Smith (vocal producer)
Mastering: Moontree Mastering (Brian J. Poole)
Biography: Brenda Cay grew up on the eastern shore of Maryland and originally forged her path in business as a CPA. However, her passion has always been music. Brenda has now established herself as a reputable songwriter and artist in Music City, USA. She focuses on country music, but her songs are woven with subtle hints of pop, rock and R&B and reflect the influence of Kenny Chesney, Terri Clark and Sara Evans. Escaping the stresses of daily life and having fun are common themes in her lyrics and melodies, but she is not afraid to tackle more serious topics. Her songs are relatable, diverse and are constructed in a manner true to the tenets of country music storytelling. Country artist Steven John Simon credits Brenda with helping him to launch his career with her song “Tongue Tied.” Heart Songs Records also praises her, saying “Brenda is a solid songwriter and artists should take her pitches seriously.”
Brenda is ready to serve up her fun, clever, and brave songs to the world and will continue working with other artists and bands on their song material. Her single, “1-2-3-Floor,” released in February 2020, was featured on Apple Music Hot Tracks (Country). The single was also licensed by Spotify and a private label. Following her success with “1-2-3-Floor,” Brenda released “Unplug & Recharge,” which also received licenses with Spotify, Rhapsody, and a private label. Her next single “I Fish” was released in August and was also featured on Apple Music Hot Tracks (Country). “I Fish” was licensed by Spotify, Rhapsody, and a private label as well. The engaging music videos for all three singles have been well-received by her fans.
Her November 2020 EP “Fragile Like a Bomb” has garnered a whopping 1,446,779 streams. It’s been steadily attracting new listeners, logging nearly half a million of those streams after its first week. With the support of more than 10,000 dedicated followers and 31,000 monthly listeners, Brenda is currently averaging around 43,000 streams per week.