What do you get when you combine classic soul and opera? Well, you might just get the song "Warm Up To You" from Madelyn Brené, a Dallas-based singer/songwriter/actress who blends those genres in her new single. Drawn to the dramatic flair of opera and the sultry swagger of soul music, Brené wanted to challenge herself with this song, which serves as her first new music since releasing her debut EP, All of Me, in April 2015.
Produced by Erskine Hawkins with vocal production by Britney Holmes, Madelyn Brené keeps it 100 on "Warm Up To You," telling her prospective lover that she needs some time to get past herself before getting into him. "I love so cautiously / Trying to fix what's broken deep within my soul," she sweetly serenades over twinkling keys and thumping percussion. She's a broken woman who owns her issues and knows that she's got to work on them before letting anyone else into her mess, lest that relationship becomes a disaster, too. But Brené realizes the good man in front of her and urges him to stay because she sees the potential between them, singing on the chorus, "Boy, you've gotta have patience with me...My heart is warming up to you," with her operatic soprano soaring in the background and coming to prominence on the bridge.
"'Warm Up to You' is a song that represents the ability to fully trust new beginnings in life," Madelyn explains. "Warming up to and being comfortable with an idea, a person, an idea after heartache, pain or disappointment is not easy to do. This composition represents the preliminary stage of trust. It fully represents my journey as an artist and a woman to trust myself, my love and my music."
We are happy that Madelyn Brené put enough trust in herself to carry on with her passion. You can feel that passion throughout "Warm Up To You," which SoulBounce is delighted to world premiere right here.
Keep up with Madelyn on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and her official website, where you can learn more about this up-and-coming talent. Listen to more music from her on SoundCloud and Spotify, and get "Warm Up To You" on all digital outlets starting today. If you're in Dallas on October 8th, be sure to attend her single release show with Sam Harvey.