October 16th sees the release of What Do I Do Now? by Pennsylvanian Brenna Bone. Born and raised in Erie, PA, Bone has always had a love for music, songwriting, and performing. In 2014, she began playing shows around her hometown, stunning bargoers and fellow musicians alike as one of the youngest original artists in town. She is a self-taught musician, and two in 2016, she made the move to Nashville, TN. Since then, she has continued to narrate her journey through life, through songwriting.
What Do I Do Now? opens with a guitar and some distant percussion to support Bone’s light and lilting vocal. There’s an element of Cassadee Pope’s Hey Monday days to the track; the interplay between strong, high vocal and rich guitar is hard, powerful and emotive. This is a song Bone admits is incredibly special, inspired by the loss of a close friend. Through the verses, we hear the story of life without a loved one. You can hear the pain packed into the chorus as Bone sings – or perhaps cries – the titular phrase over and over. It’s a stunning take on the heartbreak ballad and one that will surely resonate with anyone who has felt that loss.