Taking My Voice Back, the Burtonwood Records debut from Louisiana-based singer/songwriter Brooke Robertson, released March 27th 2020. Produced by Jeremy Holderfield (Seventh Day Slumber, Nathan Sheridan), the 11-song set—all co-penned by Robertson—showcases buoyant, country-tinged pop anthems alongside poignant ballads, each song a testament to the hope, healing and joy Robertson is embracing along her journey.
The vulnerable, deeply personal title-cut and lead single stands as the album’s centerpiece and marks the first time Robertson has shared her story as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Harboring her pain for years, writing the song proved a therapeutic process as Robertson was ultimately able to forgive her abuser.
“It was something I promised myself I would never talk about, and for 15 years I was numb to it,” she says of the abuse. “As I was writing the song, I felt in my heart that I needed to contact my abuser. I was able to tell that person I forgave them, and that God forgives and loves them too. To be able to share Jesus with someone who hurt me was something I didn’t even know I needed. I thought all these years I was ok, but there was a deeper healing in store for me, and God knew that.”
Additional highlights of the project include album opener “Just Be You,” an upbeat anthem of encouragement to live authentically; “Purpose For The Pain,” inspired by a health crisis Robertson’s mother faced during her pregnancy with the artist; “Why Are You Waiting,” a duet with Dove Award-winning Building 429 frontman Jason Roy; and the tender closing track, “See You Here,” a tribute to Robertson’s grandmother, featuring her Burtonwood Records label mate and childhood friend, Nathan Sheridan.