INTERVIEW: Brooke Sause Discusses The Release Of The New Single “How Long”!

Upcoming singer-songwriter Brooke Sause is swiftly creating her mark on the music scene through charismatically engaging lyrics & passion-driving vocals.

Brooke began songwriting at a young age alongside her sister, Breana, who remains part of the evolving creative process. 

Following the release of her debut single, “ex that’s not my ex,” in 2021, Brooke continues to share a variety of releases like “More” and “Fallin for You”, which have garnered vast support & recognition. 

Now, Brooke shares the brand new stunning ballad “How Long”, which centres around searching for clarity in the aftermath of heartbreak. 

Brooke has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution regarding the release of the brand-new single. You can find the full interview below.

Hey Brooke, thank you so much for this interview. Can you start by introducing yourself to readers who might be unfamiliar with your music?

Brooke: Hi! I’m Brooke Sause, I am 22 years old and I live in Florida. I am currently studying law at the University of Florida and I also make music! 

When did you first discover your passion for music?

Brooke: I discovered my passion for music when I was younger than I can even remember. There was really never a moment in my life where music wasn’t a part of the noise that comes with being in a big family. My mom is a singer and actually went to college on a scholarship for singing, so I remember her singing Britney Spears and Shania Twain around the house. My stepdad was always playing music like Zac Brown Band and Journey at home too. My dad plays guitar and would listen to a lot of King Diamond and Metallica. A combination of this and having theatrical sisters and cousins who would want to put on performances and write music. It was inevitable to escape loving music when everyone in my life so deeply loved it and passed that love down to me.

Have you always known that you wanted to pursue a career within the music industry?

Brooke: Surprisingly no. I didn’t always think it was a realistic path, and even though I love singing and songwriting more than anything in the world, I have always been more pragmatic and realistic about the future. It wasn’t until Breana and I started writing together where I was like, “We could do this.” Breana is idealistic, it’s infectious, and she encouraged me to believe in us and in our ability to make it in the industry.

How would you currently describe your musical style?

Brooke: My music style is pop, with influences from many different genres such as country, folk music, rock and roll, and a little bit of alternative music.

You just unveiled the new single “How Long”. How did the inspiration for this song come together?

Brooke: Well, it all started with a conversation I had with my sister Breana and our friend Lindsay. We were swapping stories about times when we were lied to by people who claimed to love us. It was a cathartic experience, laughing about how terrible some people can be, but also acknowledging the hurt and confusion that comes with it. As we talked, we kept coming back to the idea that these people were saying “I love you,” while simultaneously treating their partners horribly; and that’s love. So that’s why this song is a big question of, how long was “I love you” a lie, because it’s not possible for it to have been love that whole time. And that’s how the idea for the song was born – from a shared experience of betrayal and heartbreak.

How would you compare the creative process behind this song to earlier releases?

Brooke: Every songwriting process is completely different. For me, sometimes it starts with a melody or a hook, and I build the lyrics around it. Other times, it might be a certain emotion I want to capture and explore through my music. For “How Long,” it really started with a conversation about shared experiences my sister, friend, and I, all related to.  It’s one of the beautiful things about songwriting – it can come from anywhere, and the creative process is never the same twice.

You co-wrote this song alongside your sister Breana. How did you find working alongside your sister on this song?

Brooke: Breana and I write all of our music together, so it wasn’t anything crazy. I mean, she’s still my sister, so we definitely argue a little bit while we’re creating. But making music requires a bit of pushback. I never want to write with a “yes man” who just gives me the go-ahead. I want honesty: tell me if it’s an awful idea or if you love it. No one is going to be more brutally honest than your sibling.

What does this song personally mean to you?

Brooke: This song means the world to me. It is incredibly vulnerable and comes from a place of reflection on a situation that was really painful. There’s a nearly indescribable feeling that comes with the realization that someone you loved, who you thought loved you, just didn’t feel the same way.

What message would you like listeners to take from this song?

Brooke: Trust your instincts!  When you feel in a moment that something is wrong, don’t ignore it. It is so important to trust yourself and pay attention to your gut feelings and intuition. Don’t ignore the warning signs that something is not right.

You have an EP slated for release later this year. What are some of the things you can currently tell us about it?

Brooke: It’s something I am so excited to release into the world. The songs are all so meaningful to me and have such special stories. I can’t say much about it, but the album definitely talks about different aspects of love, longing, and regret. There’s a lot of self-reflection and lyrics on the complexities of relationships and the emotions that come with them.

Alongside your music career, you are also studying in law school. How do you manage to find the time to balance the two?

Brooke: It is definitely a struggle. It’s going to sound so cheesy, but effective time management and prioritizing your commitments based on their importance and urgency. It’s also really important to take time to care for yourself. Taking breaks, self-care activities, and spending time with friends and family is essential.

Are you able to find yourself some free time? If so, what are some of the things that help you relax?

Brooke: Reading romance novels, painting, writing music, spending time with friends and family, and going to the beach. Basically, anything where I can be more creative, and doesn’t make me feel stressed.  I also really enjoy taking time out of my day for my skin-care routine. It’s small things like this that keep law students sane. 

What advice would you offer to someone who might be trying to balance two career paths?

Brooke: Know what goals you want to achieve and prioritize your time. It is definitely easier said than done, but just try to stay organized and on top of your work. It takes a lot of commitment and dedication. But from my experience, it’s worth it.

Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?

Brooke: Thank you for reading! I really hope you like the song. If you want to follow along on my music journey, then make sure to check out my TikTok or Instagram

You can check out “How Long” on Spotify below or on more platforms here.

Brooke Sause: Website / Facebook / Instagram / TikTok.

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