The singer-songwriter Katey Brooks released her new single “All of Me”. The soulful ballad narrates calling someone out on their ambivalence and features honest lyricism, organic instrumentation, and heart-wrenching melodies. Finding refuge in her music, she writes about personal and relatable struggles.
About her writing, she states:
“For as long as I can remember, it’s been my way of getting what I need to say out. When I was 22 my mum got ill and she died. And then not long after that, my lifelong best friend went missing and she also died. That’s definitely had an effect on the course of my life and my writing. I guess I’m lucky that I have songs that I can write, as a means to deal with things.”
While her career spans four continents, Katey Brooks is originally from Bristol, England. She has journeyed from intimate living rooms and dive bars to opulent concerts and decorated studios. Her music incorporates soul, folk, blues, and country, which leaves her music defying easy classification. Having gone through a number of hardships in her life, they have seemed to given her drive rather than dragged her under. She has had her share of romantic turbulence as has gone through a personal struggle to come to terms with her sexuality.
She has found success recording with the likes of Brian May (Queen), Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones), and Paloma Faith. She has played some of the world’s biggest festivals including Glastonbury, WOMAD, the 2012 Paralympics, and Australia’s National Folk Festival. Katey Brooks continues to deliver music that is full of emotion, and “All of Me” is no exception.
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