Brenna Vick

Brenna Vick

 Memphis, Tennessee, USA
BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Brenna Vick has been singing since she could talk, and songwriting since she was 10 years old. With her unique fusion of crystal clear pop vocals and folksy guitar finger-picking, Brenna has impressed audiences from Minnesota to Memphis. Check out this up-and-coming folk/pop artist!

Biography

With her unique fusion of crystal clear pop vocals and folksy guitar finger-picking, Brenna has impressed audiences from Minnesota to Memphis. Born and raised in a small town in Minnesota, many of Brenna's songs draw from her experiences growing up, and have melodies inspired by Jewel, Bob Dylan, and other folk artists.

Brenna studied Recording Technology at the University of Memphis, and is now pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in Recording Arts and Technology at Middle Tennessee State University. Her recent move to the Nashville area has cultivated her sound into a new spin on country music.

"A musical prodigy" is what the Sun Tribune in Morris, Minnesota - Brenna's hometown - calls her in the article promoting her first full length album, Fly, which was released in 2005 in Morris as a fundraiser for her choir tour with the University of Minnesota. "I've always said that I'd rather sing in front of five thousand people than speak in front of five," she comments in the same article, expressing her level of comfort on stage.

Brenna Vick stands out among current musicians in that she loves to perform for people who listen and is content in that. "If I can continue to reach people with my stories through music, I'll be happy playing in coffeehouses for the rest of my life. For me, music is about the experience of not only the listener, but also of myself as the performer. It is a way for everyone to feel something together, even if the emotions are drawn from a different place," she comments about her passion for music.

Lyrics

Love Song

Written By: Brenna Vick

I think I've told you a thousand times that you're what I need.
I think I'll tell you a thousand more, maybe a thousand times three.
When I feel the length of your body on mine,
And I feel your lips press deep into mine,
This is what I hear; it is my love song to you.

If you asked me to run away with you, I think I would say,
"Baby I'll go anywhere with you; let's get on a plane."
And we'll go anywhere, and you'll be by my side,
And when I glance your way, and gaze into your eyes,
This is what I'll hear; it is my love song to you.

I didn't know that I could feel this way. Oh, yea.
My very being is wrapped up in your song. Yea.

If you were sitting next to me right now, I think I would say,
"Baby just mend your hip to mine, and never go away."
Cause in the absence of your touch, there also exists
An absence of my heart because with you I left it.
And this is all I hear; it is my love song to you.
It is my love song to you.

Show You

Written By: Brenna Vick

I look forward to the days I get to see you.
Think about you even when I don't get to see you.
Tell me when again I'll be able to see you,
I wanna show you my love,
I wanna show you my love.

I really never thought I'd ever see you again,
And when I did I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.
Felt those butterflies like I did back when
I first showed you my love,
when I first showed you my love.

I sit alone at night lookin' up at the moon
And wonder if you may be glancin' at the same view.
Dreaming that I was wrapped up in the arms of you,
And then I'd show you my love.
And then I'd show you my love.
And then I'd show you my love.

This Afternoon

Written By: Brenna Vick

I had to say goodbye to you this afternoon.
I had to walk away from you this afternoon.
I hope that I'll see you in another moon.
I hope I'll see you.

I can't believe that this might be the last song
That I will ever write about out love.
I hope that I'll see you in another moon.
I hope I'll see you.

This might be a breakthrough.
I may be over you.
I need to be over you 'cause you're gone.

She's Alone

Written By: Brenna Vick

She looks at pictures of herself staring,
Foolishly gazing
Into the eyes of a past love.
Meticulously examining
Every flaw, everything
About her past love.

Now she sits alone and never thought that she would see the day
When he'd pack up all his things and now he's gone and moved away,
And she cries herself to sleep at night but can't bring herself to say
That she's alone.

She hears the raindrops on her window pane
And dreams of being in his arms again;
The arms of a past love.
Under the covers they would stay
Until the storm clouds float away,
Together with her past love.

Now she sits alone and never thought that she would see the day
When he'd pack up all his things and now he's gone and moved away,
And she cries herself to sleep at night but can't bring herself to say
That she's alone.

Don't Go

Written By: Brenna Vick

You looked me in the eyes last night
And said, "I'm sorry, but my happiness took a flight.
It's just that I'm not satisfied here,
So I'm going to Nashville for a couple years."

I said, "Don't go. Don't go."

You asked me to respond to what
You said to me and I did but,
My response was in the silence you heard.
It lingered there without a single word.

It said, "Don't go. Don't go."

I'm trying my best to be happy for you.
You know I want what's best for you.
But in the conflict of emotions I feel within,
The sadness takes over and the tears win.

I said, "Don't go. Don't go."

Come Here

Written By: Brenna Vick

I know that you're scared of what will be there on the other side
When we fall off this cliff of emotion to live to see each other cry.

But all this anxiousness and fear is gonna pass my dear.
Until that day I will be near, so come back to bed, come here.

No one else sees what you want to be when you grow old,
Or that dance that you do when a Modest Mouse tune comes on the radio.

All this anxiousness and fear is gonna pass my dear.
Until that day I will be near, so come back to bed, come here.

New York City

Written By: Brenna Vick

I see the rising sun flying east,
Headed for New York City.
The world laid out in front of me
Like a giant map I can't quite see.

Nervous, hungry, excited, broke.
In a different place than when I awoke.
Keep it cool, I tell myself.
For the sake of my sanity and health.

When people look at me they can tell
I'm not from around here; scared as well.
Trying to keep up the crazy pace
Set by some unknown man with an unseen face.

Nervous, hungry, excited, broke.
In a different place than when I awoke.
Keep it cool, I tell myself.
For the sake of my sanity and health.

I'm accustomed to being the best
In my little hometown out west.
I'm nobody here, blend in the crowd
No one could hear me if I screamed real loud.

Nervous, hungry, excited, broke.
In a different place than when I awoke.
Keep it cool, I tell myself.
For the sake of my sanity and health.

Turtle Song

Written By: Brenna Vick

If only people knew that I'm an introverted girl,
But I put on a shell when I go out into the world.
Strong and proud and confident I maybe seem to all,
But I'm as scared as anyone; so afraid to fall.

A solitary turtle seems desirable to be,
'Cause lonely is a feeling nonexistent within me.
With no one there to make me feel inferior or coy,
I'll waltz into my shell so completely full of joy.

But I keep on going to the lake where the animals all play,
Seeing beautiful foxes and deer on display.
Thinking maybe someday I'll be able to say
That I'm just a little shy and introverted girl today.

One day a little porcupine came up to me and said,
"How do you find the courage to keep getting out of bed?
You know we don't fit in with all these animals out here.
We'll never be as lovely as the foxes and the deer."

I took that youngen for a walk down old Mulberry Hill,
And told him of the secret life inside my little shell.
Said, "Sometimes you have got to just put on a jolly face
In order to make it in this zoo of a place."

And I keep on going to the lake where the animals all play
Seeing beautiful foxes and deer on display.
Thinking maybe someday I'll be able to say
That I'm just a little shy and introverted girl today.

I think that if I fake it I may turn out to be
The girl who's painted on my shell that everyone else sees.
A solitary turtle life is surely meant for me,
But I'll continue putting on this shell for all to see.

And I'll keep on going to the lake where the animals all play
Seeing beautiful foxes and deer on display.
Thinking maybe someday I'll be able to say
That I'm just a little shy and introverted girl today.
I'm just a little shy and introverted girl today.

Old Brown Belt

Written By: Brenna Vick

Well I've got a lot of souvenirs
From back in the day, oh it's been so many years.
And you bet I've hung onto them all
As if without them I'd be sure to fall.

You're old brown belt is sittin' on the dresser in the mornin' light.
I sure melt when I see reflection in its buckle's shine.
And if I ever can't remember how I felt,
I just pick up that old brown belt.

The Hostess boxers I borrowed from you
Are my favorite things to wear when I'm sleepin' in 'til noon.
And you always said they look better on me.
That's why I didn't bother to return them, you see.

You're old brown belt is sittin' on the dresser in the mornin' light.
I sure melt when I see reflection in its buckle's shine.
And if I ever can't remember how I felt
I just pick up that old brown belt.

You're old brown belt is sittin' on the dresser in the mornin' light.
I sure melt when I see reflection in its buckle's shine.
And if I ever can't remember how I felt
I just pick up that old brown belt.
I just pick up that old brown belt.
I just pick up that old brown belt.

Discography

Fly (2005) - full-length album
Something Revealed (2009) - full-length album
Live at The Edge Coffeehouse (2009)
Music Highway EP (2010)

Set List

The venues Brenna Vick typically plays are coffeehouses at which she plays hour-long sets of original material. With her band, The Sweets, she plays full-band 90 minute sets which consist of both originals and covers depending on the venue. The following list of original songs are examples of ones that she chooses from for her performances.

1000 Miles Away
Anthem
Boring Life
Boy from Chicago
Come Here
Dark Place
Disappear
Don't Go
Drawing Boards
Falling Again
I Don't Need You
I'm Sorry
Kiss You
Let the Rain Fall
Little Song
Love Song
Once In A While
Over It
Memphis Moon
New York City
Save Your Life
Searching for Something
She's Alone
Show You
Simple
Small Town
Sweet Kisses
This Afternoon
Train Song
Turtle Song
Water gun Summer
Wrong

Most of the covers Brenna plays are Jewel or Bob Dylan. She usually plays her own arrangement of the jazz standard, Summertime, as well.