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Singer-songwriter/guitarist Brooke Annibale sheds a bit of her indie-acoustic skin on her forthcoming record Hold to The Light—a pop-progressive album that offers a fusion of textured electronic and traditional (guitar, strings, keys) instrumentation with songs bearing Brooke’s keen, soulful lyricism.
Produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive), Hold to The Light marks several major departures for Brooke in terms of both songwriting and production. The result highlights playful, retro-synth effects on songs like “Distraction,” and incorporates soaring electronics on the bright, danceable “Glow.” Brooke’s thoughtful, layered songwriting anchors the production to explore a range of narratives working through themes of seeking truths, letting go, and reconciling the past with the present. Both lyrically and musically, Hold opens up spaces for the listener to inhabit and make their own.
Hold to The Light is an exciting evolution in Brooke’s career as a musician. Her creative roots run deep with family connected to music—her grandfather founded a music store, which continues to operate today in her hometown, Pittsburgh. Hold to The Light is due out in 2018.
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