"I visited colorado for the first time in the fall of 2017, and like most people, was struck by its unique and stunning landscape. The idea of shooting a music video in Fort Collins, CO came up when I met with the folks at The Music District a local organization in Ft Collins that helps facilitate the growth of musicians, whether they are local or traveling through. They have a residency program, where out-of-town artists can come and work on a project with them. We brought up the idea of working on a music video incorporating the Fort Collins/ colorado landscape. They hadn’t done a project like that before and took a chance on trying something new. They helped connect us to local videographers and we started brainstorming ideas, which eventually turned into this video shoot in August of 2018.
The song I chose to make the video for is the title track of my new album Hold to the Light. I wanted to draw from the visual aspects of the lyrics and play with different forms of light. The videographers I worked with on this project, EvrGlo Media, really embraced the idea of trying a bunch of things out to see how they would look. We even decided on trying to shoot the Fort Collins sunrise. So, I got up at 4:30 in the morning & drove up to Horsetooth Reservoir, which you will see a lot of in the video. Just in the nick of time, we caught the most amazing sunrise… I mean it was absolutely perfect. I have to say, I haven’t seen many sunrises in my life, so this was pretty special, and to get it on camera was even better. It fit the mood and vibe of the song perfectly."
- Brooke (an excerpt of her recent interview with NoiseTrade)
WEST COAST TOUR w/ THE BALLROOM THIEVES
I’m excited to announce a run of shows out West with The Ballroom Thieves this fall Tickets are on sale now. See you in October!
10.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge TICKETS | INFO
10.13 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill TICKETS | INFO
10.14 - Ashland, OR - Ashland Folk Collective TICKETS | INFO
10.18 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern TICKETS | INFO
10.19 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios TICKETS | INFO
10.20 - Bend, OR - Volcanic Theatre Pub TICKETS | INFO
FULL SHOW CALENDAR
Glide Magazine premiered Hold To The Light, saying:
"The music and lyrics feel fully realized as songs flow into one another, painting a sonic portrait that is catchy as it is thoughtful. Here Annibale transcends the labels of folk, indie rock and pop to make music that is entirely of her own creation. There is euphoria, elation, sadness, and reflection all layered throughout, and it hardly feels like a stretch to imagine Annibale enchanting an audience at Coachella with the poppier tunes on the album, which bring to mind a more intellectual version of Haim."
Check out the article and full album stream here: HOLD TO THE LIGHT PREMIERE
MORE PRESS FOR THE NEW RECORD:
"As always, what stands out most on “Hold to the Light” is her fragile, soaring vocal range, reminiscent of iconic art-rock singers Sarah McLachlan and Sinead O’Connor." -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"(Glow) embodies a dreamy hot day spent with the one you love. Brooke will use her new album to explore different narratives and challenge her listeners in new and compelling ways. " -The Wild Honey Pie
"an ethereal, ambience-tinged indie-pop record with folk roots, with a mix of electronic soundscapes and minimal instrumentation.... the melodies are tantalizing and memorable" - Pittsburgh City Paper
"an album that finds her branching out from her acoustic-folk roots, to seamlessly incorporate more electronic indie-pop textures. It’s a good fit for her already-alluring voice and thoughtful songwriting." -Beaver County Times
The official music video for "Glow" premiered on Under The Radar today!
Video by Matt Dayak
Filmed & Recorded by the OurVinyl crew in Nashville, TN
NEW SINGLE, GLOW, OUT NOW
The second song from my new record has arrived! "Glow" is one of the most (if not THE most) energetic and happy songs I’ve ever released. I hope this song will be your summer jam.
Billboard premiered the song yesterday and had this to say about it: “With its spectral keyboard opening and urgent, insistent dynamics, ‘Glow’ is a prototype of what Annibale sought for the new set…[It] introduces a sunnier kind of tone to Annibale’s songs, another musical sea change that’s echoed throughout Hold To The Light.”
LISTEN NOW WHEREVER YOU LIKE TO LISTEN:
YOUTUBE / SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC
BANDCAMP / AMAZON / PANDORA
Pre-order your Vinyl, CDs and T-shirts
NEW TOUR DATES!
A bunch of new dates have been added to the summer tour: Duo shows in a ton of cities, full band shows in Cleveland and Pittsburgh (including a hometown show with my whole band, on the SAME DAY that my new record comes out) and a few solo shows with my friends, The Sweeplings.
Get your tickets now:
6.02.18 Newark, OH* - Bootleggers - FREE | INFO
6.03.18 Cleveland, OH** - Music Box Supper Club - TICKETS | INFO
6.08.18 Pittsburgh, PA** - Three Rivers Arts Fest - FREE | INFO
6.15.18 Philadelphia, PA* - Philadelphia Folksong Society - TICKETS | INFO
6.16.18 New York, NY* - Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 3 - TICKETS | INFO
6.17.18 Northampton, MA* - The Parlor Room - TICKETS | INFO
6.19.18 Burlington, VT* - Skinny Pancake - TICKETS | INFO
6.21.18 Boston, MA* - WGBH Fraser Performance Studio - TICKETS | INFO
(Boston! Use promo code "BrookeFan" for $10 tickets!)
7.03.18 Edgartown, MA - WMVY Summer Porch Concert Series - FREE
7.14.18 Los Angeles, CA^ - Hotel Cafe - TICKETS | INFO
7.15.18 San Francisco, CA^ - Neck of the Woods - TICKETS | INFO
7.16.18 Portland, OR^ - Douglas Fir Lounge - TICKETS - COMING SOON
7.17.18 Seattle, WA^ - Venue TBA
7.18.18 Spokane, WA^ - The Bartlett - TICKETS
7.29.18 Allison Park, PA** - Hartwood Acres - Details Coming Soon!
8.16.18 Fort Collins, CO - The Magic Rat - FREE | INFO
*Duo Shows w/ Mark Ramsey on Keys
**Full Band Shows!
^On Tour with The Sweeplings
“With its spectral keyboard opening and urgent, insistent dynamics, ‘Glow’ is a prototype of what Annibale sought for the new set…[It] introduces a sunnier kind of tone to Annibale’s songs, another musical sea change that’s echoed throughout Hold To The Light.” -Billboard
Read the rest of the premiere and watch the video
Here is the first ever filmed acoustic performance of my new song “Hold On.” This video was shot right after I finished writing the song. A few weeks later, I recorded it for the album. I can’t wait to play it for you this summer in Boston, New York, Philly, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Burlington & Fort Collins!
Tickets available now. More details on the SHOWS page.
NEW RECORD, HOLD TO THE LIGHT, OUT JUNE 8th
STREAM OR DOWNLOAD NOW ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS:
YOUTUBE / SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / BANDCAMP / AMAZON
Hold On was the first song I worked on for the new record, almost exactly one year ago. I went up to Parsonsfield, ME to try out a few songs with producer Sam Kassirer at his studio Great North Sound Society. Just 3 of us (Sam, Me and drummer/engineer Ariel Bernstein) worked on 2 songs for a few days. The vibe of Hold On came together so well and the recording came out pretty much exactly how you hear it now, without many (if any) overdubs after that initial session. We barely even made any mix revisions. I feel like I decided Sam & I should make a whole record together just because of how this song turned out. Essentially, Hold On inspired the making of the rest of the record.
Uproxx premiered the song yesterday:
“Hold On,” ...introduces otherworldly electronic undertones that echo Annibale’s pure, ethereal vocals."
Vinyl, CDs and T-Shirts are now available to pre-order in my official shop.
The vinyl packaging is extra special: 12" Ocean Glow colored vinyl. Extra sturdy matte jacket with special spot UV ink that you can see when you "Hold To The Light" All pre-orders will be shipped before release date. All Kickstarter orders will be shipped well before all pre-orders.
NEW TOUR DATES!!
Tickets are ON SALE NOW for these US tour dates! More details and links for tickets below. (more to come!)
3.14.18 Austin, TX @ SXSW - 18th Over Austin - Hilton Garden Inn - 9pm
4.27.18 Seymour, IN @ Crossroads Acoustic Music Festival - TICKETS | INFO
4.28.18 Seymour, IN @ Crossroads Acoustic Music Festival - TICKETS | INFO
6.02.18 Newark, OH @ Bootleggers - FREE | INFO
6.03.18 Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club - TICKETS | INFO
6.15. 18 Philadelphia, PA @ Philadelphia Folksong Society - TICKETS | INFO
^^Free for PFS Members, $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show^^
6.16.18 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 3 - TICKETS | INFO
6.19.18 Burlington, VT @ Skinny Pancake - TICKETS | INFO
6.21.18 Boston, MA @ WGBH Fraser Performance Studio - TICKETS | INFO
^^$18 Members/$25 Non-Members, use promo code BrookeFan for $10 tix!^^
8.16.18 Fort Collins, CO @ The Magic Rat - FREE | INFO
SXSW OFFICIAL SHOWCASE
I’m performing an official showcase at SXSW in Austin, TX next week! If you’re attending SXSW, be sure to add my showcase to your schedule. It’s on WEDNESDAY MARCH 14th at 9pm at the Hilton Garden Inn’s top floor venue called 18th Over Austin. You’ll need a wristband or a badge to attend.
Hilton Garden Inn's address is: 500 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd. Austin, TX
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Oh, that was just yesterday? Shouldn’t EVERY DAY be international women’s day?? :)
I made this Facebook post about it yesterday.
Also, I am honored to be surrounded by incredibly rad women on this Spotify playlist, Women of Acoustic. Check it out.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: I COVERED THE BEATLES “I WILL”
I released a cover of The Beatle’s “I Will” on Amazon Music’s exclusive playlist “Love Me” for Valentine’s day. It’s a great song, even if it isn’t Valentine’s day anymore, and I hope you’ll dig my version of it.