Jess Brooker releases her first single embodying her sound with “Over Again”. Produced by Obseen, the track describes the vulnerability of leaving a long term love and the yearning to be with them once more. Brooker’s gentle piano and tantric vocal infatuates all.
We caught up with Jess to find out more!
You released Over Again last month. How does it feel to have new music out?
It feels incredible to have Over Again out in the world. I wrote it at the start of this year and it is some of the most honest and real stuff I have written, so it’s a little crazy everyone can hear it now.
Listen to Over Again below.
Who are some of your biggest inspirations?
I started playing piano when I was 8 years old because I wanted to be like Delta Goodrem, (I think every 8 year old girl did at the time). Inspirations for me over the years have been bands like Coldplay and Radiohead and even big pop sensations like Taylor Swift and Lorde who write such great pop songs. More recently I have been loving Vera Blue, Meg Mac, The Kite String Tangle and Gabrielle Aplin.
You’re a singer/songwriter. Why do you think it’s important to be versatile in the music industry?
I think it’s important as there are a lot more opportunities that arise when you write your own music. You’re able to collaborate with other songwriters and producers which is pretty special, and you’re able to develop your own craft and sound yourself.
What’s in store for Jess Brooker over the next year?
I have so many songs that are written, so over the next few months will be lots of producing and recording. I will be releasing collaborative singles early next year that I have been working on, as well as organising some live shows for February 2018.
Any advice you’d give other aspiring artists?
Do it and don’t be so hard on yourself. I spent so long criticing my songwriting and thinking it was completely crap that I couldn’t even write a full song without throwing the idea away. It wasn’t until I just wasn’t so hard on myself that my creative juices started working. Just keep persisant, work hard and set goals for yourself.