Giving you the goods from Nashville to Los Angeles, the 29-year-old singer-songwriter Brooke August is an alternative R&B artist who stops at nothing until her audience forms a deeper connection with themselves through her passion-fueled, emotive music.
While singing in choirs and taking part in community musical theater throughout her adolescence, it wasn’t long before Brooke August felt obliged to flee her hometown and hit the city of angels. With inspirations that stem from life experiences that motivate her to create music surrounding the ups and downs of her relentless journey, we get the compelling spirit of Brooke August locked into her melodies.
In the soothing essence of her poignant single, “Don’t Go,” a dazzling expression through sensual vocals immerse our speakers in thought-provoking harmonies. With slow-tempo instrumentation that drives you towards the force field of her undeniable passion, Brooke August’s emotion-filled timbres cascade upon the lush guitar riffs, delicate piano chords, and golden saxophone notes heard in the musicality.
Sending chills down our spine with the wide vocal range she effortlessly scales through, the compassion laced into each cognizant word of Brooke August has us hanging onto the lyrically inclined finesse she pours onto this sonic canvas. Paving her own path in a buoyant universe that emits feel-good vibrations of adoration, we hear the repetition etch in our minds as Brooke August powerfully radiates the words ‘please, please, please don’t go, go, go.’
Feeding her audience a feast of captivating talent in the breathtaking progression of “Don’t Go,” it’s hard not to gravitate towards the warm embrace that this burgeoning alternative R&B artist sheds. As we gulp down her inspirational waves of grippingly raw emotion, Brooke August has us reaching for the repeat button as we never want this song to leave our reach.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Brooke August, and congratulations on the release of “Don’t Go.” As your second single release of 2021, what do you find this song says about you as an artist and individual?
Creating this song was a defining moment for me as an artist in regards to discovering my “sound”.
Where did you seek inspiration for the lyrical motifs we fall in love with in “Don’t Go?"
My goal is to be as genuine and relatable as possible... not only in how I present myself but in my music as well. It’s easy to find inspiration for a song when it’s about some real shit that happened. The first line of the song came out like word vomit and then the rest just flowed. I wrote it acapella and then had my roommate put chords to it on her guitar.
How did the creative process of this record compare to other songs that you have previously released? Did the process for your typical outline of creation or did it stray from the normality?
My creative process has definitely evolved.. as it always does. but this song began as my attempt In learning how to produce and lay down vocals. What was supposed to be just a fun creative learning experience turned into a song that I’m proud of and a whole new creative process which has led me to create so many more songs that I’m excited to be releasing soon.
As an artist, you send a message to your audience through your music and brand. What is the message that you’re sending to yours?
I’m on a journey of learning what it means to love myself, embrace my flaws, being unapologetically myself, and being brave enough to take chances to follow my dreams. And it may sound cliche... but I hope when other people look at my journey, they will be inspired and feel empowered to join me on this journey of true “self-love”.
What's next for you?
What isn’t next for me? Jk... but not really. Lol, So much music. I’ve been making music that pushes me out of my comfort zone, music that is empowering to women and tells my story in a way that is vulnerable, real, and sexy. This is just the very first page of my journey.