Upcoming pop singer-songwriter Brooke Daye has been creating waves within the current music scene with a variety of ear-catching musical releases.
Brooke recently featured alongside Vincent & Yetep on the hit single “Same Page”, which has reached over seven million streams on Spotify alone.
Now, Brooke has delivered her highly anticipated debut solo EP ‘THE NARCISSIST’ & has kindly spoken with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about this recent release.
Hey Brooke, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
Brooke: Hi! I’m Brooke Daye. I just released my new EP, THE NARCISSIST.
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Brooke: I’ve felt a passion for music ever since I was a little girl. My dad would always play Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton music that really resonated with me. It made me want to be like them when I grew up.
What is the first song that you can recall performing in front of an audience?
Brooke: I can’t remember! I would sing Backstreet Boys and Jennifer Lopez songs as a kid in front of my family for fun or doing school plays and talent shows. But I think I was too young to remember what song I sang for an audience.
Have you always known that music was a career that you wanted to pursue?
Brooke: I always knew I wanted to be an entertainer. Knowing I wanted to pursue music came a little later. I wanted to be an actor as a child, because where I grew up in Florida, music wasn’t an option. I remember my parents lying to me, saying you had to pay an agent upfront in order to be an actor and that they didn’t have the money for it. I didn’t know until years later that it’s commission- based, and that they wanted me to pursue a normal, non-entertainment career. I felt that music was my calling when I was 17, and I never looked back.
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your music?
Brooke: My music is pop with touches of punk-pop. It’s moody, raw, real, and something most people can vibe with and relate to. There are a couple of songs that are more of an anthem, where you can just shout the lyrics and let go.
You recently released your debut EP ‘THE NARCISSIST’. How did the inspiration to create the EP come together?
Brooke: My inspiration for the EP came from a toxic relationship I was in for about a year. I was writing these songs pre and post breakup, trying to put my emotions into something tangible. It helped me make sense of the situation.
How did your family & friends react to your EP?
Brooke: Because they knew what was going on in my life, my friends were the ones to help me create these songs. It was great to have their support and talent to make something cathartic with me. My parents love the EP. Seeing my mom cry when listening to “EVERYTHING AND NOTHING” was really beautiful and let me know I was doing something bright.
What does the EP personally mean to you?
Brooke: This EP was a release for me. I was able to heal from creating these songs when I thought I was too broken to recover. It’s a diary of a brutal time in my life. But I was able to choose myself and know my worth, which is something I had lost in the relationship.
What message would you like listeners to take away from the EP?
Brooke: Nobody is worth constant self-sacrifice, loss of self, and emotional turmoil. Don’t stay out of fear that nothing could be better if you left. Don’t excuse bad behavior and betrayal. And most importantly, honor your gut and intuition, because that shit is right.
Are there any songs that did not make the tracklist for the EP that we could see released at a later date?
Brooke: Honestly, no. I feel like a curated the perfect EP for that time in my life. And now, I’m writing new songs about where I’m at in my life currently. I can’t wait to release more next year!
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Brooke: I have a music video coming out soon! Stay tuned!
You can check out the full EP on Spotify below.