Produced by Ben Baptie (Daughter, Lianne La Havas) 1st single ‘Heavy And Ephemeral’ is a brilliant introduction for those who are meeting Brooke Bentham for the first time. carrying the weight of someone who’s lived a hundred years already, the track was in fact written by Brooke herself – a 21-year-old songwriter born and raised in Southshields (just outside Newcastle) and now based in New Cross. Whilst completing her time at London’s Goldsmiths, Brooke has impressively timed a jump into a record deal, EP release and and early touring as she graduates this spring.
‘Heavy and Ephemeral’ is the first track to be taken from Brooke’s forthcoming debut EP, the swells and plummets of which feel as inspired by the epic alt rock journeying of War On Drugs or Ryan Adams as the emotional vocal depths of Sharon Van Etten or Angel Olsen. Brooke openly admits to writing it in a time of bitterness, as she felt suffocated by a specific relationship. ‘Heavy And Ephemeral’ sees her breaking out; a powerful and emotional anthem, full of light and darkness in equal measure.