Nashville singer-songwriter Kim Brogli has premiered a powerful new video for her newest single, “What A Waste,” depicting various sentiments about addiction and sending a powerful message about its all-consuming destructive force.
Co-written with award-winning songwriter James Dean Hicks, the lyrics of “What A Waste” call for a re-evaluation of damaging patterns that ultimately end up hurting not only ourselves but also the ones that we love. With addiction and mental health-related issues on the rise since the Covid-19 pandemic, Brogli uses the song to prompt those who need support to seek out help.
Commenting on the song, the artist shares:
“When we wrote this song, both James (Dean Hicks) and I were discussing the hurt, scars, and pain associated with addiction. ‘What A Waste’ is a reminder that it’s never too late to ask for help, no matter what circumstance you are in.”
The second single from Brogli’s upcoming debut EP, The Fight, set to launch later this season, “What A Waste,” perfectly encapsulates Brogli’s signature sound and style. The Middle Tennessee native was always a writer and storyteller at heart but didn’t turn to creating a career in music until the purchase of guitars for her twin boys and she ended up playing them herself. After getting her own guitar and taking voice lessons, she soon began putting her words on paper into song.
This journey has resulted in Brogli recording a few singles and her upcoming debut EP, which includes four original songs she wrote or co-wrote with hit songwriter James Dean Hicks. In it, she touches on subjects like faith, love, life lessons, self-doubt, parenting, and many other feelings she has processed on paper. She is slowly finding an audience in the Americana market and has often been compared to Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Lori McKenna, and Sarah Jarosz. Her songs have the ability to bring tears and make you reflect upon the deeper meaning of life in a sweet, understated way.