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Review: "I Wish" - Alli Brown

I Wish is the latest single from Folk singer-songwriter, Alli Brown, and her first major release of 2024. According to Brown and her team, this is the "perfect song for anyone stuck wishing for something" and I couldn't agree more. The song details a relationship that has gone sour because of the man's apparent love for his another woman... his ex! "That JERK," I exclaimed when first listening to this song where Brown begins by saying "She's still got a hold on you/It's pushing me away." The song's namesake comes from the chorus where Brown states some of her biggest wishes. "I wish you could see/Wish you wanted me/Wish you loved me." A breakup song isn't complete without a heart-wrenching bridge and Brown understood the assignment. "I want you, I'm sorry/My heart has hit the ceiling/She has you, you need her/I wish you could forget her." I know every teenage girl hearing this song will be screaming, "GIRL, YOU'RE TOO GOOD FOR HIM" into their phone. This man in his 20s definitely did.

I Wish is a pretty simplistic song in terms of production, but that's what makes it feel so raw and down to earth. The entire song is nothing but Brown's beautiful alto voice and the acoustic guitar's gentle melody. I really dug Brown's style on this song. I felt that it was a wonderful mesh of Kelly Clarkson and Fearless-era Taylor Swift. I especially was a huge fan of the parts in which she would harmonize with herself and it became even more apparent how much of a dynamic vocal range the singer has. The song's ending is a highlight with Brown singing both the chorus and the bridge at the same time. I definitely would be down to sing along with her at the top of my lungs at a live show.

Alli Brown is a Sandy, Utah native. Though she just started releasing her original music on streaming services in 2022 with the single, Some People Never Change, she has been publishing guitar covers on her YouTube channel for over a decade. I found it interesting that there are actually several performances of I Wish on her channel from as far back as three years ago. I loved that I was able to see the progression from this song's initial conception to the recent final studio release. It is the third single from her debut album, Undeniable, which is set to be released later this year. You can catch Alli's music on all streaming platforms now or if you're in the Utah area, you can see her live. For tickets and more information, check out

Written by Jordan Elliott



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