Following on from her sublime piano-based cover of the Radiohead classic "Creep", Ally Cribb has today released her first original material with the anthemic ballad, "Bigger".
At just sixteen years old, the Toronto native is clearly a gifted musician and songwriter as showcased on "Bigger".
The track really showcases Cribb's versatility such is the contrast to the tender cover of "Creep". "Bigger" itself is a pure pop-ballad with depth; "But you can be bigger, bigger/the trick is holding on" shows a lyrical talent perhaps ahead of her time. The track, produced by her father (a musician and writer in his own right), is a glittering example of Ally Cribb's blossoming talent.
Ally's influences include Ella Fitzgerald and Joni Mitchell and she serves to emulate the feeling that both performers provided in their music throughout their prospective careers.
Of "Bigger", Ally Cribb says: "Bigger is about breaking through the obstacles that convince us to accept less than what we are. I’ve come to understand failure as a source of strength instead of something I should be scared of. I wrote this thinking about the many things I want to accomplish in my life, and the feeling I get when I close my eyes and picture myself standing on a big stage, staring out into a sea of faces. That’s my dream. And however challenging it might be getting there, this song is my own reminder that perseverance and dedication are stronger than the fear of failure."