Bess Atwell Bridges the Gap Between Artist and Audience With "Release Myself"

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The best or most compelling art is when it is an honest reflection of the artist. If an artist can infuse a song with vulnerability and authenticity, the music will resonate deeply with listeners. Singer-songwriter Bess Atwell has made it clear that this transparency between artist and audience is her goal.

“This time, I wanted to really sing, I wanted to discuss my fears and feelings, I wanted to connect, and I wanted to perform like I meant it because I do," shares Atwell. "After all, how can I write an album about the willingness to feel and be too afraid to sing like I mean it?”

“Release Myself” is Atwell's latest single and marks a continuation of her growth journey. Her commitment to releasing well-crafted music amplifies the honesty in the lyrics and the song's mantra of perseverance. The ultimate transparency is her willingness to be vulnerable in what she sings and how she sings. Fear and self-doubt are universal experiences. Atwell has cultivated a bond with her audience by sharing her soul and her music, culminating with a track that profoundly connects with listeners.

Atwell's newfound confidence in her vocals adds to the fullness of the song—it’s anthemic and driven by layers of warm guitars, all while retaining her signature indie vibe. “Release Myself” reveals that we often hold ourselves back. Atwell practices what she preaches and lives that out through how she creates. Don't mistake her usually soft-spoken nature for the powerful conviction in her music. With a steadfast commitment to growth and vulnerability, it's no wonder Bess Atwell is only getting better with each new song. Her newest album, Light Sleeper, drops later this year, and there is no doubt we are in for something special. 

Listen to “Release Myself” below:

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