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Brooke Hatala - 'The Dash'

Brooke Hatala’s “The Dash” is a moving, power-ballad that leaves listeners thinking about what's important in life and how quickly time flies. The record begins as a duet between a pulsing piano chord progression and Hatala’s pristine vocals. Hatala's exceptional vocal performance keeps a full-bodied sound, even with a timbre that feels light and airy.

After the first section, the arrangement begins to build with the addition of crisp percussion that steadily rides the beat, light guitars, and an ambient production that glistens in the background adding a pleasant shimmer to the overall quality of the sound. This artistic musical landscape is the stellar production work of famed Producer, Billy Smiley.

Reaching the chorus, the infectious melodies take over as Hatala energizes the track with gritty, electric vocals that will leave a lasting "wow" impression on listeners.

“Who did you love and did have dreams you never tried? / Who did you touch? / Well those are the things you leave behind / What does it mean you / Your legacy of how they remember you / It’s your life in one small line”

Brooke wants to send the message that life is short and you need to make the most of it by chasing your dreams and loving those important to you.

“The Dash” is a relatable, inspiring tune wrapped up in a radio ready package that you can listen to on repeat. With similar vibes to Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb” this track is easy to fall in love with and easily a chartable hit.


About Brooke Halata

Brooke Hatala is a singer, songwriter, guitarist from Raleigh North Carolina who now resides in Nashville TN. She is a student at Belmont University while pursuing her music career fulltime.

Brooke is not new to performing, she had her first solo gig at age 11 which has grown to bigger events over the past 8 years. Brooke opened up for Willie Nelson at the Booth Amphitheater in Cary, NC at the age of 15. Brooke also was a contestant on The Voice Season 12, earning a blind audition, and was one of the youngest contestants ever. Other notable performances include the National Anthem in Oklahoma City in June 2016 for the Women's College World Series Championship games for a crowd of over 13,000 and at a Duke Men's basketball game for over 9,000 in the famous Cameron indoor stadium. At the young age of 13, Brooke sang at the Rascal Flatt’s concert "meet and greet" in Raleigh at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, and at 14 she performed on the VIP stage before the Keith Urban concert. Brooke was featured on WRAL TV as an "Artist to watch" along with WQDR 94.7 featuring Brooke in the Homegrown Carolina series and playing her songs on the radio.

Brooke has performed at the famous Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville in a songwriter round and Lincoln theatre in Raleigh, NC at an iheart radio sponsored event with some top Nashville songwriters and performers. Brooke was discovered at an Artist Showcase in Nashville in 2016 which has lead to working, writing, and recording with Producers like Billy Smiley at the Sound Kitchen, the famous Dark Horse Recording Studio, and The Grip Studio where many legendary artists have recorded.


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