Wednesday 29 January 2020

WATCH: Brooke Bentham - ‘Control’

London singer-songwriter Brooke Bentham has shared brand new track Control, and I'm really digging it. The track is the third single to be taken from her upcoming debut album Everyday Nothing, due for release via AllPoints on 28th February.

The track examines the phenomenon of ghosting, Brooke explains that "it's about when someone cuts you off entirely. I got blocked out with absolutely no reason why, and it makes you question yourself and you just can't stop thinking about it. You're just talking to a wall; it's bouncing back and you end up with this mess in your head." The accompanying video is almost humorously relatable as Brooke overfills cups of milk and lies down in random places but it has overlying tones of loneliness and anxiety.

In Brooke's own words, the album is "in part an ode to the little moments in life, the frustration of being young and unaware of what you want, but getting older and realising you still don't know. It's an album I searched for myself in, filled with questions I asked myself." Much like coming of age stories in literature, Brooke is using her youth and experiences to catalogue the tensions of young adulthood, making the tracks extremely relatable. She adds that "there is so much frustration in being young and unsure of what you want, especially when your path is creative [...] you can only hope that it leads you to something fulfilling, so you cling on to the everyday details - burning candles in your bedroom at 3AM aged 16, or having a bath in the evening at 23, or watching your breath when you step outside in winter. I was reflecting a lot when I wrote these songs, romanticising those moments." 

You can pre-order Everyday Nothing before release on 28th February here.

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