Aspen Jacobsen’s “Dear Brother” is a very personal statement on mental health and inspired by her brother, who struggles with Autism and depression. Disturbed by her brother’s struggles, Aspen wrote this song in the bathroom one night as her roommates slept. She played it at her school’s open mic the next day and left the room heavy with emotion. Last summer she recorded “Dear Brother” in Nashville at OMNISound with Dominic Davis as Producer, Larissa Maestro on cello and Aspen on guitar and vocals.
“I think it is one of the fastest songs I’ve written where I immediately felt it was complete,” Aspen explains. “When I was done, I had a sense of calm. The song is therapeutic, raw and heartfelt.”
Aspen hopes this song is relatable and comforting for those who have a loved one struggling with autism, depression, or other challenges.
Award-winning teen singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Aspen Jacobsen has a natural gift for connecting with her audience through her introspective lyrics and emotive voice. Aspen’s original work is a modern twist on Americana and Folk music.
Her passion for artistic expression through performance has led her to multiple art disciplines, including professional theater, opera, and competitive dance. In addition to performing as a solo singer-songwriter, Aspen’s musical versatility has been showcased as a member of old-time string and rock bands. Aspen currently attends Interlochen Arts Academy as a singer-songwriter major where she explores jazz improvisation, the music industry and backing up musicians of all different genres. Aspen’s insight and intent are beyond her 17 years. She aspires to make folk music more palatable to younger audiences while continuing to carry on the tradition of writing music of the people, for the people.
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