In our third of a short series of interviews with artists appearing at this year’s British Country Music Festival in Blackpool, we chatted to multi-genre artist Brooke Law. She tells us a bit about her musical influences, what country music means to her, and how it’s felt performing at festivals for the first time ever this year.
Would you like to introduce yourself to our readers by telling us a bit about yourself and where you’re from?
I’m from north London and I have a big family. We all live 10 minutes away from each other and love meeting up and eating hot food. I love Alanis Morissette, Janis Joplin and Stevie Nicks. Writing songs and playing on stage are my biggest thrills.
For anyone who hasn’t heard you before, how would you best describe your sound?
Raw country, influenced by pop/rock (maybe…)
Your most recent single, ‘We All Need Saving’, struck a chord with listeners old and new. Could you tell us a bit about the story behind the song?
We never know how the person next to us or opposite us on the train is feeling and it seems that people can be so quick to judge one another but really, we all have the same feelings and everybody needs a smile or hand to hold sometimes.
You’ve just announced the release of your next single ‘Not for Love’, due out on 23rd September. What can we expect from it, and is this building up to a debut album?
It’s fun and upbeat. I’d like to say it’s a sing-a-long, ha-ha! I can’t wait to share it with you! I’ll definitely have lots more coming, including a debut album.
With festival season now in full swing, how has it felt being able to perform live again?
It’s been the best summer ever. It’s the first time I’ve ever played at any festivals so it has felt really special.
You’re due to play at the British Country Music Festival in Blackpool in September. How excited are you to be on the bill, and why do you think country music has become so popular in the UK in recent years?
I’m so excited! It’s amazing to be able to play alongside such amazing artists. I can’t wait to hear all the music.
I think the way Country music is so lyrical and often about storytelling, it takes listeners on a journey and people are able to relate to the songs. There’s been a lot of awareness on mental health over recent years and I think music really helps people through their own struggles.
Finally, if you could pick one female Country artist to write a song with, who would it be and why?
Pink. I love her voice and how she performs on stage.
Originally conducted for and published on Belles & Gals on August 29th 2022.