The Reward

by Brittney Westover

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Brittney Westover's debut EP. Brittney Westover is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter whose songs retain the nostalgic quality of soulful vintage pop. Her music combines the classic familiarity of Brill Building songwriters of the 1960’s with a modern approach that feels fresh, original, and authentic. Fans describe her as “the millennial Carole King” and her shimmery soprano vocal timbre as “Jenny Lewis meets Regina Spektor.”

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released July 12, 2016

All songs written by Brittney Westover. Piano & organ by Brittney Westover & Mike Escamillo. Tambourine, glockenspiel, celesta, castanets: Brittney Westover. Drums: Brian McLaughlin. Acoustic & Electric Guitars: Jake Gideon Posner. Electric Bass: Blake Collins. Upright Bass: Dave "Mustang" Lang. Background Vocalists: Jessica Fleischer, Jillinda Palmer, Caitlin Anne Webster, L. Hunter Curra, Casey Trela, Blake Collins. String Quartet- Violin 1: Laura Wall, Violin 2: Soren Bryce, Viola: Andrew Holmes, Cello: Nicholas Castano. Produced by Brittney Westover & Mike Escamillo. Vocal arrangements by Brittney Westover. String arrangements by Brittney Westover (track 5) and Mike Escamillo (tracks 3 & 6). Recorded & Mixed by Mike Escamillo. Mastered by Will Borza @doublehookrecords. Cover photography by Kay Kelman @nakedcanvasart.

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Brittney Westover Los Angeles, California

Brittney Westover's musical style is as eclectic and diverse as her many influences. It can best be described as "soulful, vintage pop," her classic melodies weaving haunting earworms that invoke a familiar nostalgia from your most cherished childhood memories. ... more

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Track Name: The Reward
The boy of my dreams,
He came up to me
On a clear afternoon in the Springtime.
When I met him downtown,
I was wearing a frown,
Which turned upside-down
When our eyes locked.

He said, "Pretty Baby,
How do you do?
I'd like to spend some time
And get to know you.
And if you be a good girl, maybe,
You'll find a reward is in store for you."

We courted and crushed,
with our heads full of lust.
But we kept our passions at bay.
He gave me respect
And a good intellect.
A true gentleman to me
night and day.

I kissed all my lovers goodbye and made way
For you and you alone to hold my hand and stay.
Oh, I've been a good girl, baby.
So where's the reward that you promised me?

I kissed all my lovers goodbye and made way
For you and you alone to hold my heart and stay.
Oh, I've been a good girl, baby.
So where's the reward that you promised me?

Oh, I've been a good girl, baby.
So where is the love that you promised me?
Track Name: To Give You My Love
Baby Mine, you know I love you.
And I'm always thinking of you.
But I can't seem to find a way to describe
What it is that you do to me.

Pretty Darlin', you know that I need you.
Won't you stay right by my side?
I beg and I plead you.
But not a single thing I say
Can do any justice to the way
That you look at me.

'Cause every song has been sung,
And every rhyme has been wrung
A Thousand times before.
Though there is nothing left to say
I'll keep on trying anyway
To Give You My Love.

Tried to paint you a picture,
But it came out all wrong.
Tried to write you a letter,
But I just rambled along.
Tried to cook you a roast,
But I burnt it to hell.
Tried to tattoo your name,
But it came out misspelled.

Guess every song has been sung,
Every rhyme has been wrung
A thousand times before.
There may be nothin left to say,
But I'll keep on tryin' everyday
To Give You My Love.
Track Name: Make Things Grow
I never thought anyone could love me
The way you love me.
I never thought anyone could kiss me
And drink my beauty
And while every ounce gives you nourishment,
Your strength gives me encouragement.
A symbiotic relationship
Where we both win and reap the benefits.

I love to make things grow with you.
I want to grow my life with you.
You proved to me what love can do.
You're making all my dreams come true.

The love that you give me is tender,
Yet indestructible.
You made me believe that with your love,
Anything is possible!
There is no shortage,
There is no lack.
Now my faith is right back on track.
You changed my life in so many ways.
Unlimited joy fills up all our days.

I love to make things grow with you.
I want to grow my life with you.
You proved to me what love can do.
You're making all my dreams come true.

You keep me ageless,
You leave me breathless,
You make me fearless,
Our love is deathless.

You keep me ageless,
You leave me breathless,
You make me fearless,
Our love is...

I love to make things grow with you.
Track Name: Safe With Me
When we're alone
At home
And it's just you & me,
Nothing can harm us,
Shake or alarm us,
And the world's at peace.

'Long as we stay
Still and calm.
And we tread on common ground.
You can hear it
If you listen.
How sweet the silent sound.

Just hold me tight
All through the night
Tangle your limbs around me.
Just rest your head
On my breast
And softly sleep.

No need to worry,
The day is ended.
And the sun has gone to bed.
But our lovelight
burns eternal
Even when we both are dead.

Just hold me tight
All through the night
Tangle your limbs around me.
Just rest your head
On my breast
And softly sleep.

You're safe with me.
You're safe with me.
You're safe with me.
Track Name: Dream Come True
Love strengthens as it matures,
Crystallizes into a diamond.
A bond so unbreakable and sure.
Our reward for having put the time in.

I'm so glad you let me have
Every waking moment,
Every walking dream with you.
Lucky me, I get to be
Always by your side,
Morning, noon, and night with you.
You are my dream come true.

Remember when the memories we had were few?
We were learning and loving just to be together.
Back in the days when we were so brand new.
Even early, we knew that we were so forever.

I'm so glad you let me have
Every waking moment,
Every walking dream with you.
Lucky me, I get to be
Always by your side,
Morning, noon, and night with you.
You are my dream come true.

I was unhappy before you met me.
Dark clouds shadowed my view.
Until you found me, saved me, unbound me.
Painted my world a brighter hue.

I'm so glad you let me have
Every waking moment,
Every walking dream with you.
Lucky me, I get to be
Always by your side,
Morning, noon, and night with you.
You are my dream come true.
Track Name: Don't Doubt
There comes a time
In every love
When you don't know
What you can trust.
Things have been good.
Too good to be true.
So naturally, you gotta find a reason
To fuss.

But Baby, Don't Doubt
My fidelity
Devoted to you is all I am
And all I ever will be.
Have faith in me.
Put trust in my love.
And you will receive
Only if you can believe.

I know it's hard
To surrender control
To a bargain with no guarantees,
You wage you heart and your soul.
But Sugar, remember:
I've sacrificed, too.
I turned my whole life upside-down
Just to make time to love you.

So Baby, Don't Doubt
My fidelity
Devoted to you is all I am
And all I ever will be.
Have faith in me.
Put trust in my love.
And you will receive
Only if you can believe.

We have a love
Like no other in the world.
You always said our love was enchanted.
So don't you forget
The luck we've been handed.
This kind of treasure should never ever
Be taken for granted!

So Baby, Don't Doubt
My fidelity
Devoted to you is all I am
And all I ever will be.
Have faith in me.
Put trust in my love.
And you will receive
Only if you can believe.

So come on, receive.
Baby, believe.
Oh, just don't leave.
Baby, believe.
We can achieve only if we believe.
Track Name: The Reward
The boy of my dreams,
He came up to me
On a clear afternoon in the Springtime.
When I met him downtown,
I was wearing a frown
Which turned upside-down
when our eyes locked.

He said, "Pretty Baby,
How do you do?
I'd like to spend some time
And get to know you.
And if you be a good girl, maybe,
You'll find a reward is in store for you."

We courted and crushed
With our heads full of lust
But we kept our passions at bay.
He gave me respect
And a good intellect
A true gentleman to me
Night and Day.

I kissed all my lovers goodbye
And made way
For you and you alone
To hold my hand and stay
Oh, I've been a good girl, Baby.
So where's the Reward
That you promised me?

I've kissed all my lovers goodbye
And made way
For you and you alone
To hold my heart and stay
Oh, I've been a good girl, Baby.
So where's the Reward
That you promised me?

Oh, I've been a good girl, Baby.
So where is the love....
That you promised me?