BrotherWood releases debut single ‘Higher’

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The solo artist known as BrotherWood has released his debut rock single, titled, “Higher.” The track is the first official release from BrotherWood since his 1995 LP, “For the Machine,” with his band Lyamaneye (Liam-an’-I). The song is part anthem, part ballad, and greatly inspirational. It features the polished, catchy songwriting and powerful vocals of Jason Wood, whose talents are at the burning core of “Higher,” and which talents prove him to be every bit as explosively dynamic as he ever was.

BrotherWood’s voice has matured over the years to obtain a darker, rougher tone, like whiskey aged in oak barrels. The result is a stronger and more aggressive vocal timbre, like Bruce Springsteen crossed with Jon Bon Jovi, though with the same post-grunge style that has characterized Wood’s music from the very beginning. “Higher” is a song that plainly proclaims BrotherWood’s return and demonstrates his seemingly endless capacity for writing heartfelt, majestic, melodic rock music.

Upon being asked how he began his music career, he reflects: “Going through my parents’ record collection. I loved listening for hours and experiencing it all.”

Unlike many teens around the globe, however, Wood was not content to merely experience the artistry of others.

“I went into band class like most kids,” he recalls, “but wanted to create – and not just play someone else’s music – there was too much music going on inside of me.”

Clearly, some of that music has been locked away in BrotherWood’s soul just waiting to hit the studio. “Higher” is not all about music, however. It’s also about mending.

“My aim,” Wood says, “is that ‘Higher’ gives hope in the face of hopelessness, healing in brokenness, and love in loneliness.”

Surely these lofty and admirable aspirations are certain to be fulfilled, but even more certain is that the music world is glad to finally have BrotherWood back again.

“Higher” by BrotherWood is available online worldwide beginning spring of 2013.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer


The single “Higher” is distributed globally by MondoTunes ( and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

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