There is something admirable about an artist who moves to from one side of the country to the other (Los Angeles) in pursuit of music and for good reasoning. Today we get the chance to listen to the amazing new single “Novocaine” by the incredibly driven artist ”Brookelyn Rose.
“Novocaine” is a great song that instantly rips in with a pounding drum that is coupled with a distorted bass that is palm muted. Next, the amazing and full vocal performance from Brookelyn Rose kicks in and you are taken back! Instantly, you find yourself bobbing your head and tapping your fly, while falling in love with her voice. “Shake and shiver until your bones run dry because there’s nothing left inside”, lyrically this song speaks to some cryptic themes and it’s done in a way that is very tasteful and full of artistry. Imagine driving in Hollywood at night, say 3 am, this song would be what’s playing. The song ends with its powerful chorus and leaves you itching for more, that infectious, melodic masterpiece just sends you searching your Spotify/Apple Music for more and good news! Brookelyn Rose has a slew of singles that are waiting for your ears. Check her out on social media and keep up to date for more new music from Brookelyn Rose!
Discover the musical stylings of Brookelyn Rose through "Novocaine", here.
Thanks for talking with us today at Buzz Music, Brookelyn! You recently moved from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, what was the biggest struggle with moving across the country? Are you hoping that moving to Los Angeles will help progress your music career?
There were a lot of challenges I faced when I first moved out to LA. Leaving my family and friends back East was the hardest, and still is. Finding a community of people out here that I could rely on for love and support took me a while, but I’m so grateful to have so many meaningful relationships out here now. Moving so far away from home was a shock to my system; I had to figure out who I was an artist and person all over again and with that came invaluable growth and self awareness. I moved to LA because the idea of it scared me; I would be thrust out of my comfort zone with nothing to fall back on. That’s also the biggest reason why I knew I had to go. I believe that artists thrive in new and sometimes uncomfortable situations. LA is huge and full of opportunities to propel careers in music and entertainment. I came out to LA to connect with like-minded artists who are hungry to work and passionate about their craft just as I am.
Your song “Novocaine” has beautifully delivered cryptic vibes. What message are you hoping to get across with this amazing song?
Thank you, I like the idea that my song is “cryptic” (haha).
The idea to write “Novocaine”, came to me when I was having a conversation with a friend of mine and she asked, “What does being in love feel like to you?”. Now, it’s important to keep in mind that I had been single for a couple years after going through a breakup and was over the idea of romantic love during this time. So, my response was basically the chorus to this song; ‘I feel nothing at all”, and then rest of the lyrics came flooding out of me.
I like the duality in human beings; We usually see ourselves as the hero in our own life story, but there are things sometimes that could flip the narrative and portray us to be the villains. This is an idea I played around with while writing this song.
To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of telling the audience what the message or meaning of a song or any art form is or should be. I like to put the work out and then let people interpret the music and lyrics however they see fit in their lives. To me, “Novocaine”, is a fierce anthem about what happens when you stop letting someone else affect your own emotional state and you embrace the “bad-bitch” within.
How old were you when you realized that being a singer was something you needed to pursue?
Music was always a staple in my house growing up, and I was in the first grade when I knew singing would be my career. Most kids have these dreams of being a “rock star”, but grow out of it by the time they’re in high school. I knew that it wasn’t something I was going to grow out of, I knew it was the path my life would take.
Who would you say is your biggest musical influence and why?
This is always a hard question to answer! (Haha)
My musical taste has changed so much over the years but I believe each phase has made me the artist I am today. I grew up listening to funk and Motown, and then was a child of early 2000s pop. Most recently, I’ve pulled inspiration from Bishop Briggs, Donna Missal, Green Day and Beyoncé (always Beyoncé). These artists have captivating lyrics, booming vocals and an intensity that you can feel in every song whether they’re performing live or on a record. That’s important to me. The words that artists sing and how they’re being sung are important and I think that gets lost in mainstream pop music sometimes.
When can your fans expect to see you live? Any plans to work on a bigger body of music?
I finished recording 2 more new songs that I’ll be releasing in early 2020 and I plan on recording more songs throughout the year. I’ll be performing at venues in LA soon, so follow my social media pages to find out when and where I’ll be playing next!