Brookelyn Rose is an Los Angeles based Rock/Pop singer-songwriter, originally from Philadelphia, who just released the second single/visual, "Promises", off her upcoming EP "Does She Know". We connected with Brookelyn for this exclusive interview to find out what led her away from the comforts of Philly, to the unknowns of the west coast, why she selected "Promises" as her latest single, and much more.
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You are originally from Philly but are now based in Los Angeles. What led you to the west coast and how long have you been living there?
I decided move to LA two and a half years ago because it was so far from my comfort zone. I think it’s important for artists to shake things up and do what scares them. I had lived in New York City and was originally planning to move back there after college, but a friend of mine persuaded me to jump into something new and give LA a shot. The idea of moving 3,000 miles away from everyone and everything that I knew scared me, so I knew I had to do it.
Congrats to you on the visual for your second single "Promises". Of the songs on your upcoming EP "Does She Know", why did you select "Promises" to release?
Thank you! I chose to release “Promises” as the follow-up single to “Does She Know” because I wrote them almost a week apart from each other; They show two different sides to the same story. These songs focus on the questions of, “What are the ways people move on after a relationship has ended and how can you feel empowered at your lowest?” It made sense to release “Promises” next because it answers questions presented in “Does She Know”.
What can you tell us about the "Does She Know" EP? When do you plan on releasing it and who were the producers on it?
This EP is not just about one breakup or one relationship; It’s also about family, love, loss, and empowerment! These songs are fun and honest and I hope people can relate to them. We’re planning on releasing the entire EP by the end of the year along with more music videos. I worked with Wes Kos from Kairos Music Group to produce this EP.
You live in a city where there are so many landmarks, beaches and other activities to partake it. What do you enjoy doing for fun when you are not writing or in the studio recording?
I love exploring new places so any time I’m free, I get some friends together and go on mini road-trips. Even if it’s only like 3 hours away, it’s still an adventure and being outside and just laughing with my friends recharges me.
If you were not an artist, what would you be doing for a living?
Hmmm, I’d either be a psychologist or a chef (such opposite ends of the spectrum haha!). But I’ve always been fascinated with human behavior and I enjoy talking to people and helping others. I also cooking because I love to eat….and it’s exciting to try new flavors and see what works well together and what doesn’t!