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I should probably introduce myself first, right? My name is Reece Brunke, and I have an adorable weiner dog named Chili. You're probably here because I make music, but I'll include some pictures of my dog just in case you're here for her!

My Journey
I almost lost my battle with depression at 13 years old — admitting that is, to this day, a challenge. Simply listening to music as a form of therapy felt like putting a band-aid over a burst pipe, so I turned to writing. After spending a majority of my childhood freestyling on grandma’s back porch, in seventh grade I started putting those words to the page to more effectively share messages through my lyrics. My audience slowly grew from my mom, cat and high school bullies to a diverse community of individuals who can relate and empathize with my background and message. We call this community the “Purple Heart Family.” Now, I attribute writing my own music to saving my life because it turned into an outlet for expressing my emotions in a creative and healthy way. There are too many songs out there that support an “I’m sad, let me stay sad” mentality and I want to pivot that message within my music to be empowering. I strive to create music that speaks toward these relatable depressive emotions and shows the listener there really is a light at the end of the tunnel.
BAD MAN Release
My upcoming release “Bad Man” fuses pop and hip-hop to tell an eccentric, yet intrinsically relatable, story of sacrificing everything in the pursuit of a dream and losing it all, including a part of yourself, in the process. This song speaks to the internal conflicts while trying to both physically and mentally escape the depressive emotions of this realization.

I am so excited to share this with you!
Reece Brunke is a Chicago native who officially stepped onto the scene in early 2019 but has been creating music since he stepped foot into this world. Brunke’s dynamic energy and vocal range influenced by pop, hip-hop and R&B produce tracks with the power to lift the listener out of bed and into a new mindset. This young artist’s positive message, thriving community, industry support, and mentorship by multi-platinum artist David Schmitt mean that Brunke is an artist to put on your radar, and your playlists.
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Previous Release Information
The following information is for previous releases and outdated, I just couldn't bring myself to delete them so I'll just keep them here below the fold.
High School Release
High school wasn’t a great time for me, and by that I mean I dreaded every day of it. Writing music and singing my songs to anyone who would listen made me a prime target for the ‘cool’ kids to sneer at. When someone belittles your aspirations, dreams, passions, innermost desires, it cuts deeply. With this song, I want to root for the underdogs, encourage those with a passion to chase it, and educate everyone that in the real world being unkind isn’t cool and it gets you nowhere, with me, and in life. My fans and I fell in love with this guitar loop and laid this song’s foundation on a livestream almost a year ago and since then I have worked hard alongside my mentor multi-platinum artist David Schmitt to develop the instrumental accompaniment and hone the vocal tone to create a song to spur any listener into a head-bopping, dancing mood. This release is my most highly anticipated yet, and will have the largest promotion and impact of any of my releases thus far. I look forward to hearing from you!!
S.O.S. Release & Concert
My upcoming release, “S.O.S. (Lost At Sea),” is a pop-rock spin on the common break-up narrative. In this song, I wanted to speak toward the overwhelming emotions that arise in toxic relationships and how you rebuild yourself coming out of one.

After learning how quarantine has impacted those experiencing domestic violence, I knew I had to use my platform to say something meaningful. After the great success of my Summer Kick-Off concert last year benefiting The American Suicide Awareness Foundation I am happy to announce that WE'RE DOING ANOTHER! On June 25th I will be performing a live-streamed concert benefiting the National Domestic Violence Hotline on https://youtu.be/s2HZ9oEqixM! Unable to attend?
Please consider donating to the cause and liking the stream anyway!