“As much as I like to say I wrote this song, it’s more like this song wrote me,” Brinn tells One Country. “It is one of those that came out in 30 minutes, like I was just being used as the vessel for it.”
The song chronicle’s Brinn’s relationship with her father and his alcoholism.
“After it was finished I was super nervous to play it for anyone and totally cried every time I played it for the first few months,” she admits. “Performing it became part of my healing process, especially when people would come up to me afterwards and say “that’s my story too.” When those moments started happening regularly I knew this song wasn’t just about mine and my family’s story, but something bigger.”
By sharing this private struggle, Brinn hopes to help others.
“This song seems to allow people to look at their own experience in a very real way,” she says. “One that allows them to say “that’s me too”, but not be ashamed of it. My hope is that others will be able to get the same kind of strength that I have from this song, and find it as cathartic as it has been for me.”
And she has absolutely no regrets about sharing this side of herself with us in this Ford Fairchild written and directed clip.
“I’m so glad I’ve finally found the strength to tell my story,” she says. “‘Daddy’s Medicine’ is the most personal song I’ve ever written. My dad’s addiction has played a part in some of the most painful parts of my life, and this song as helped me heal more than I ever imagined.”