Q&A with Brooke Taylor
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Q&A with Brooke Taylor

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Tell us about your new single ‘Your Side of Our Bed’. What is the story behind it? What inspired it?

I wrote it while house-sitting for mates of mine that were at the tail-end of their relationship. I was in their lounge room and the energy of the place was off. But I thought ‘what if they had an honest conversation with one another, admitted their faults, had an airing of the grievances and came good. That’d be nice’.

Your husky voice adds real charm to your music. How would you describe your unique pop sound and how did you come to it?

My ‘sound’ is a product of listening to a lot of ‘50s and ‘60s pop tracks growing up and finally allowing myself to go ‘full country’ in my vocal tone and expression, which, I’d kind of been holding back from for many years now cause of the stigma. I suppose every genre’s got a stigma; you’ve just got to go with what you connect with and what works for you. 

Since releasing ‘Love One’ you’ve had a few busy years playing tours all over Australia. How has your music developed over this time?

Musically now I just try and write with integrity, not that I didn’t before, but I realise that now it’s of paramount importance. Tell it like it is with an open mind and an open heart and be honest. Catchy hooks and chords progressions are also key. 

What can we expect from your single launch at the Memo Music Hall?

For me, I’m just so excited to play with a full band – a five-piece all up. We had rehearsal last week and I literally jumped up and down on the spot and cried I was so happy. To have my music [particularly new music] come to life like that, I’m very excited to play and for people to hear it.

Is there any other news or any releases that fans should keep an eye out for?

Craig [Delsinki] and I are dabbling with some new tracks, but my main focus for the next six months or so is to play more band shows; I’ve got the taste for it now.