The singer-songwriter known as Brooke Josephson has released her debut single, “No for an Answer.” The track is an explosive, arresting introduction to Josephson's music, and one of this year's most stunning surprises in entertainment so far. It is being released with an official music video. “No for an Answer” is dynamic, powerful, and deeply passionate without becoming melodramatic. Representing the public's first glimpse of her upcoming EP record, “Live and Let Live,” “No for an Answer” is certain to ensure Josephson's proper place in the music spotlight for years to come.
The single is a rock ballad with pop sensibilities and Phil-Specter style “wall of sound” production. Josephson's soaring vocals have the operatic quality of Celine Dion combined with the vivacity of more daring, exuberant female artists such as Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, and Demi Lovato. Her delivery is remarkable in her capacity to roar with the ferocity of an animal while maintaining surgical precision. She places trills at the tops of crescendos so delicate and subtle that the casual listener can easily miss them. The effect of her performance in “No for an Answer” is one of measured sonic violence, feelings of rage without cruelty, and of exulting in triumph. Its momentum presses on after the song is done, as if the rest of Josephson's EP were somehow there in the pregnant silence that follows.
Speaking of the themes of “No for an Answer,” Josephson writes, “The song was inspired by a former A&R executive, who told me I was ‘too old to make it in the music business.’”
Fewer rebuttals in history have been as damning as this debut song. She continues, “Life is too short. If I can make a difference in one person’s life through my music just as other artists have impacted mine, then mission accomplished. To quote one of my biggest artistic influences, Patti Smith, ‘when you hit a wall, just kick it in.’”
Smith may have said it, but clearly, Josephson has done it.
“No for an Answer” by Brooke Josephson is available online worldwide beginning spring 2013.
Staff Press Release Writer
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