Today we’d like to introduce you to Brooke Daye.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I’m a songwriter and artist who moved out here over three years ago with no friends or family. I met a ton of incredible people and said yes to every opportunity (even some I shouldn’t have) and was offered a publishing deal ten months later. I’m now with Concord Music Group and I am really lucky to write with talented writers, producers, and artists and have it be a feasible career! I’m now working on music for my own artist project and hope to release songs this year.
Please tell us about your art.
I write primarily pop, urban, and rap music. I’m in the room to craft lyrics and melodies. I’m either in the studio with other people when I write or I’ll be on my apartment when a lyric strikes me. I write based on my own life and the feelings that come with it.
Sometimes my songs are on my insecurities and irrational thoughts. It’s therapeutic to let the negativity play out through art because it’s hard for me to be vulnerable in real life with the people around me. My music is my state of mind. Even when I’m writing for another artist, I put myself in it and how I would feel into the lyrics.
I am more prone to sadness, so I hope that the music I write gives people comfort when they’re sad and to know that it’s okay to feel that way. There’s such a stigma around depression and mental health, and that it’s a choice. No one ever chooses to feel sadness because nobody innately wants to be sad. Music has saved me hundreds of times, and I want to do the same for others.
Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
My biggest giveaway is to not expect anyone to do anything for you, even if they work for or with you. Publishers and managers are great, but not a cure-all for getting what you want. Nobody will be your biggest advocate but you, and it’s up to you to work for what you desire.
Also, don’t stay in a situation that is making you uncomfortable or unhappy. If a co-writer or producer is making you uncomfortable, leave. If you feel trapped in a situation, there’s a way out 99% of the time. Sometimes standing up for yourself comes at an uncomfortable, difficult cost. But at the end of the day, being true to yourself and losing an opportunity is more important than compromising yourself to your demise for something you think might be worth it.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My work as a writer is on different Spotify artist pages because I write for other artists too. But my artist Spotify page is under Brooke Daye, and has my first song that I’ve put out with Vincent and yetep called “Same Page.”
I’m also on Instagram under @brookedaye. I’m really sarcastic and will say anything for a laugh.
- Instagram: brookedaye
- Twitter: thebrookedaye
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