Seventeen-year-old singer Billie-Rose Copeland has released her first single ‘Company with Regret’, a composition by a songwriter with musical maturity and velocity of vocal tones beyond her years.
Performing as early as eleven years old, Billie has cut her teeth on stages from hometown Charters Towers, throughout Queensland’s North West, from country music festivals and music competitions to football game anthems. Music is clearly important to her as a career, and through these early live experiences she has found her niche sound that’s bordering on country but could easily fit in the pop ballad fringes.
The undercurrent of relaxed bass note rhythms set the scene with a largo three-four signature that’s serenely sustained throughout. Every lyric is sung with clarity and because of this quality you can hear the sincerity of each note displayed in Billie’s voice. It is simple song writing without the embellished vocal trickery – which always has the best outcomes for listeners. We are left feeling rejuvenated.
The song touches on lost love and regrets as Billie explains on her release notes; “It’s one of the easiest songs I have written, I had always thought I wanted to be a very modern country music artist but during my experience recording I realised I had developed my own sound which seemed to have more depth.” The single, recorded at LOVE HZ studios, encompasses the musical wizardry of Matt Fell who played bass, acoustic, electric guitar, mandolin, keyboards and percussion to bring a layered sound to the single without overwhelming Billie’s heartfelt vocals. We hope to see Billie-Rose Copeland in festivals and venues further south in the future, however with her local performances building for the year, it seems North Queensland audiences may have other ideas.
Access ‘Company with Regret’ via all streaming platforms and iTunes.