Local 913, Episode 39: Brooke Annibale
For the final weeks of 2015, we’re revisiting our top 5 local albums of the year. This week, we highlight our #1 local album; Brooke Annibale’s The Simple Fear. Brooke Annibale began writing songs at 15 and released her first album as a 17-year-old student at Moon Area High School. Since then she’s earned a degree in Music Business, and built a career through years of touring and honing her songwriting skills. This October she’ll release her fourth album. The Simple Fear, features songs that draw a fine line between what is personal and what is universal. Annibale explains how she handles revealing enough, but not too much:
“I feel like it’s all about finding a metaphor for what you're trying to say. When I started writing, all my songs were very personal. It was always about whatever I was going through; that was my form of therapy as a teenager. Then as you get older the situations are obviously more real and more serious. Now, I feel like there's a lot that I share within my songs that I sort of try to hide within a metaphor.”
The first single from The Simple Fear, “Remind Me”, represents a new direction in Annibale’s songwriting:
“This song, “Remind Me”, did come out differently, but I don't know if it was intentional. When I wrote it, it was at the end of a bought of writers block where I wasn't really liking anything I was writing. Then this song came out in one day! I thought that it sort of seemed like a new direction for me. I almost want to call it swagger folk because it has so much Pop rhythm in it, but it is still very clearly folk.”
Listen below to hear Remind Me from Brooke and check out her website for more information.