- Jennifer Janz
KELLI BROGAN - I MISS THE LITTLE THINGS
The COVID lockdowns, and undoubtedly the virus itself, have forced or compelled—in a more measured way—a reassessment.
This might be the significant kinds of rethinking that usually take place after a traumatic event or some other dramatic occurrence. And if it hasn’t caused a notable reappraisal, it has perhaps inspired a perspective shift.
Australian music artist Kelli Brogan responded to the lockdown by focusing on the missing elements when day-to-day life was upended. Or, to put it more precisely, reconfigured. Brogan’s new single, I Miss The Little Things, is a musician’s response to such an upheaval.
With a career that has generated several solid releases, including her self-titled debut album, which won the best ballad, best song, and best album category at the Akademia Independent Music Awards in LA, and Long After You’re Gone reaching #1 on the Fan-Voted Chart in the USA for ten consecutive weeks—the first Australian artist to attain that position—Kelli’s style has understandably attracted a broad, global audience.
‘‘A song that would give us hope, something to look forward to and was uplifting.
I Miss the Little Things is a country-pop track whose carefree nature reflects its conceptual origins. As Kelli says about the song, ‘My inspiration for my I Miss the Little Things was Melbourne going into lockdown.
It made me feel anxious and alone. And it was a time when many others felt alone too. I wrote a list of what I was missing and what others were missing and decided to write and record a song that reminded us of what was important in our lives.
A song that would give us hope, something to look forward to and was uplifting. Music has always been a way for people to connect, and even during lockdown and a pandemic, I believed music would help us do just that.’
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