Brynn Cartelli is releasing a fan favorite song today (Feb 24) titled “Second Hand Smoke.” On social media a few weeks ago she indicated that fans love the song so much so much–apparently she sings it live–that she is finally releasing it. “What y’all look like begging for secondhand smoke for over a year … what i look like asking you to go to my bio and presave it rn,” she wrote.
Upon the song’s release, Brynn wrote, “i am so emotional, I truly never expected this one to be released. I’ve never felt more connected to you through my music until now,” she continued, “What a beautiful thing. My mom and @adamargyle are the ones who really encouraged me to “just record it! Why not!” and to them I am forever grateful.” Brynn is the solo songwriter, produced by Adam Argyle and mixed by Andrew Maury. “Now it’s yours,” Brynn wrote.
In another post, Brynn wrote, “This song began at my childhood piano, came alive in the midst of a New York snowstorm, and was finished in a London heatwave. Extreme weather to compliment extreme feelings… but, I’ll admit we had fun.”
Listen: Second Hand Smoke music video.
Brynn’s recent releases include 2021 debut EP Based on a True Story, and 2022 singles “Gemini”, “Girl Code,” and “Convertible in the Rain.”
At age 15, Brynn emerged as champ of The Voice season 14 in 2018 as a member of Team Kelly Clarkson. Covers of songs such as “Beneath Your Beautiful,” “Unstoppable,” “Up to the Mountain” and more quickly made her a fan favorite. She was, and still is, the youngest winner of the show.
Brynn performed an intimate, acoustic version of the song on The Kelly Clarkson Show
Brynn performed an intimate, acoustic version of the song on The Kelly Clarkson Show earlier this week. Her The Voice coach reminded fans that the singer still is the youngest female to win the show. And she’s Kelly’s first ever winner. She calls Brynn a “unicorn” and a “musical force all on her own.”
“It’s kind of about letting to of the things from my hometown and looking forward to the future, and kind of deciding what I want to bring forward with me…and what is not working anymore,” Brynn explained to Kelly about the inspiration behind “Second Hand Smoke.”