Passionate about mental health, LGBQT+ activism, body positivity and more, broox is the artist that you didn’t know you needed in your music library. Compared to Jorja Smith and Sylvan Esso, the singer’s latest release, “Over Easy” showcases her strong vocal ability, production skills and more.
Read our Q&A with broox below!
Introduce yourself for our readers!
Hi there! My name is broox and I’m just a goofball who lives in Brooklyn and makes music. It’s therapeutic, and the best way I know how to express myself. Sometimes I feel like my brain doesn’t know how to sort out of my thoughts. Kind of like they’re all tangled in knots. The songwriting process untangles them for me.
I’m really passionate about LGBTQ+ activism, mental health normalization, climate change, body positivity, feminism, social injustice, and laughing until my stomach hurts.
Describe your sound for someone who may not have heard of you before.
Delightfully blending R&B, electronica, and indie-pop. I like to create music to make you feel, and lately, to dance to. As both a singer/songwriter and producer, I dig into the resonance of emotional melodies, synth-wave sensation, and rhythmic movements. I gravitate towards creating through the lens of deeply emotive music that provoke intimate moments.
What’s the meaning of your name, “broox”?
It comes from my middle name, Brooke. One day, my brother just called me broox, and I was like, tight, this kind of sounds right. It’s stuck ever since.
You recently released your Over Easy EP, what was that process like?
The process was enjoyable overall. It wasn’t necessarily as heavy as the previous songs I’ve made. It was fun to dance to in the studio and really just not over think things for once. I was present and in my body. It was a groovy experience.
What’s something that makes you and your sound unique?
I’m just doing me. Not trying to be like another artist out there. I’m just trying to craft my own sound. That’s what’s fun about all of this. It’s trying different things and exploring different sounds. I produce my own stuff. I write everything.
What’s something our readers should know about you?
I simply cannot survive without dark chocolate. Period. And I have the biggest crush on Maggie Rogers, for sure. Maggie, if you see this, I’m your #1 fan hehe.
If you could create your dream tour, who would be on it and why?
I’d have to say Sylvan Esso. They have been a huge inspiration of mine since day one. I love the synths they use and how loud and dirty their bass hitters are. “Hey Mami” blew me out of the water with how simple yet captivating the production was. It didn’t need any more or any less than what it already was – it stands alone beautifully. The build up and everything. We love a long build up! So suspenseful. And it’s always well worth the wait for that dirty drop!!
Your mission is to create an inclusive music space for your listeners, how do you achieve that?
I want them to know they have a friend in me. Even if we don’t know each other. That this music is for you. And that I am always here to listen. The other week was national mental health day, so I posted a story saying we all go through it- DM if you need to talk. We need to end the stigma and shame around mental health, you know?
What’s next for you in 2019 and 2020?
I’m trying to get more knowledgeable about the sync and publishing world. I’d love to see my music featured in more content, shows, etc. So I’m working on that, along with protecting my music. I want to produce more, not just for myself, but for friends. I want to show other women that we can be producers too, and kill it for that matter. I plan on releasing a music video to “She’s Been Listening”, along with making more music videos in the next year. I also want to get back to basics and focus on making songs stripped down on guitar like I used to. That’s how I originally started to write songs. They were simple and not overwhelming. I want to hone back into that.
May give y’all a little surprise before the year is over. 2020 however… do I smell an album? Who can be sure.
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