Small towns tend to tell big stories. Those
seemingly typical suburban experiences,
young love, and childhood memories shape
and, ultimately, connect us. Growing up
95 miles from Boston in
Longmeadow, MA,
Brynn Cartelli draws on
experiences to pen candid, cozy,
and catchy
pop music. For the singer,
songwriter, and
multi-instrumentalist, late-
night chats with
friends, youthful
infatuation, first
relationships, and family
lore materialize as
intimate anthems
projected in widescreen like
your favorite
coming-of-age flick or novel. She
the subject matter with a
combination of
unassuming wisdom and wide-
eyed wonder,
emerging as an old soul with a
perspective at 18-years-old.

Now, Brynn turns the first page with her
debut EP, Based On A True Story.

“My goal is to take tiny moments and make
them feel anthemic,” she affirms. “I want to
tell a big story with small details. That’s the
core of everything for me.”

“It was so important for me to write on all
these songs. It was about looking inside
myself and my world for inspiration. The EP
is true to the time, feeling connected to
everybody, being in love, and falling out of
love. It’s dramatic. It’s innocent. It’s a
documentary of the period of my life
The Voice and now.”

“On the EP, there are stories about
relationships, my friends, and spirituality,”
elaborates. “I was able to romanticize
but all of it focuses on high school.”

In the end, this sort of honesty makes
songs forever relatable and real.

“When you listen to this, especially if you’re
someone from a small town, I want you to
able to relate,” she leaves off. “Being
from a
small town, music was my window
connection to people beyond where I’m
If I can connect in the same way,
that’s all I
could ask for.”