New Release: Daniela Brooker - Hearbreaker

March 04, 2013 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

I seemed to have misjudged something this week. Last week I realised that two great songs would be going head-to-head this week for a high chart placing. So I decided to review one last week, which was Bridgit Mendler's "Ready Or Not", and I thought I'll wait until my 'New Release' to review Ke$ha's "C'Mon". However the latter is now an airplay release only, and we are unable to download the single on iTunes. Will it forever be like Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble", highly promoted via radio, TV and the music channels and never ever get a proper download single? It seems highly likely, which really gets on my nerves, I want a single release, and it has also spoiled my plans for 'New Release', I could've done Bridgit Mendler's "Ready Or Not". So after searching at all the new releases, I finally lay my hands on this one, and with my rant now over, I'm ready to review.

Daniela Brooker is another new artist, I seem to be reviewing a lot of those recently. She is 19 years old and has been releasing a few singles on iTunes, under herself as well as Storm Records/Storm Management. She has a very authentic voice, and reminds me of Lana Del Rey. To be honest the start really made me think she was in a similar style straight away. However I soon changed my mind when she started singing, as she is a great emotional singer, and I believe every word she sings. On the other hand the music just isn't to my taste, but I can see why some people would like her. She just needs a break through, some sort of promotion to push her into the limelight. "Heartbreaker" is her fifth single overall, and no sign of any album release so far, but surely there's one just around the corner. Once again this single hasn't had any promotion, I didn't even know who she was before today, let alone this song, and it doesn't look like many others know about her either, and so there's been not many sales, even though it's early days, and it doesn't look like she will chart at all this weekend.

The music video is quite old school, reminds me a bit of old Jazz. The performance side is effortless, graceful and full of emotion. I personally wouldn't go and see her live, however I can tell I wouldn't be disappointed if I did go. Her emotion flows across the stage and reminds me a lot of Amy Studt's second album 'My Paper Made Men' which spawned three singles : "Furniture", "Chasing The Light" and "Nice Boys". Daniela Brooker will eventually get the respect she deserves, and when she does everyone's going to be speechless, just wait and see.

The narrative side is slow-moving, she's singing into the phone talking about a guy, possibly an ex. We could guess that she's talking to someone who might be thinking of going out with him, while we are shown scenes of him around a table with three girls all flirting with him at once, along with scenes in the back of a car. Showing him to be a player.

Overall a song to certain people tastes, however the more prominent she gets the more people will enjoy her music and soon enough we may have our British answer to Lana Del Rey. The accompanying music video is flawless, links in with the song, portrays a perfect performance, so is there anything bad about this video? Well I surely can't see anything except greatness. Hence the rating.