From pop ballads to billboards, Brooke Alexx is an artist generating quite a buzz on the Nashville music scene.
First appearing on our radar in 2018 with the release of her single “Bored”, the bubbly yet fierce popstar caught our ear with her quirky lyrics and incredibly catchy hooks.
Still reeling from the release of her new EP “Me” the singer-songwriter stopped by to chat about about everything from relationships to the plans for her next single
You’re currently living out in Nashville, but you grew up in NYC?
Right outside of NYC, in a NJ suburb!
Why the move?
While I was in college, I spent semesters in NYC, LA, and Nashville to decide where I’d want to move upon graduating. I loved Nashville the most because of its community and southern hospitality.
Is Nashville everything you hoped it would be?
I definitely feel at home here and think it was the right choice, but I wonder if there may be a bit of a ceiling here for pop music.
I know you have a degree in music production, but do you produce any of your own material?
I do (laughs). Unfortunately, I forgot all of that when I left school and mainly just focus on songwriting now. I work with a producer named Yuval Maayan for all my songs.
Did studying music ever take the fun out of it for you?
Interesting question! I didn’t make as much music while I was in school, so I wonder if that goes hand-in-hand or if I just have more time to pursue it intentionally now.
Let’s talk about your writing process.
So for “Lemonade” the whole song is pretty much centred around one big extended metaphor. Does having a concept like this make it easier to write?
For sure! My cowriter and I looked up so many terms and adjectives for the drink while we were writing and that helped lyrics spill out of us 😉
Being the expert lemonade maker that you are would you like to share your recipe with us?
(Laughs) I don’t make my own Lemonade actually, but I will say Turkey Hill is my favorite brand from the store!
“Lemonade” precedes the single, “Bored,” which is essentially about a great looking guy who has no personality. Do you think this is a position a lot women find themselves in a lot?
I honestly wouldn’t have thought so, but after the song came out, lots of people have reached out about relating to the song!
Do you think there’s an unfair amount of pressure placed on women to be perfect?
Oh yes, especially with the prevalence of social media today. Women are expected to look a certain way, act a certain way, etc.
How do you feel now that your EP is finally out?
I feel a huge weight lifted off my shoulders honestly (laughs) I’ve been putting in a lot of energy and work toward this project for so many months, and it’s nice to know I completed it and put it out there.
The world of music moves so fast and as an artist it probably takes you a while to process everything. Moments like seeing yourself on a billboard must really put everything into perspective?
Seeing myself on a billboard has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl, mainly for what it signifies in terms of my success as a musician. It feels great to have a full body of work out that is worth celebrating with such huge signage!
Going back to the music, “Distance” feels like a very personal number and covers a topic that resonates with a lot of people. Could you tell us a little more about it?
I was in a long distance relationship for 2 years and it really shaped the person I am today and has impacted my relationships afterward. I knew this would be a special song, but I never expected the incredible response its gotten ever since the first time I performed it live. I think it’s the song I’m most proud of.
Finally Brooke, what are you currently working on?
I’m already getting to work on my next single! As you said, the music industry moves fast, so there’s no time to waste. I’m excited to close one chapter, and start another!