Brooke Law impressed at The British Country Music Festival as she lit up the acoustic stage in the Arena. With a brilliant collection of self-penned songs under her belt and a phenomenal voice, Law is going places! I was keen to catch up with her to find out more about her songwriting approach.
Can you tell me when you first knew that you wanted to be a musician?
I was around 12 or 13 and I’d just had the best holiday ever with my parents. We went travelling around America, we didn’t go through Nashville, we were driving through LA but it was the first time I ever heard Taylor Swift, it was her first album. No one knew her, ‘Our Song’ was playing on the radio. I was just obsessed with her. Then she had her first show in London. She had her curly hair, which I think was still her best hairstyle, and her glittery guitar. I was just at the front of the stage thinking I want to be like that. That’s why I ended up really going for it.
Growing up, what kind of music did your parents make you listen to on long car journeys, and what are you choosing to listen to now?
My parents are really cool, my dad always played like Massive Attack and the Rolling Stones. My mum was like into Siouxsie and the Banshees and P!nk – rock kind of stuff. I listened to Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. My sister taught me dance routines to them all too.
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Zoe Hodges, Editor