Produced by Ben Baptie (Daughter, Adele, Låpsley), ‘Heavy And Ephemeral’ is a brilliant introduction for those who are meeting Brooke Bentham for the first time. At just 21 years old, Brooke channels a maturity and life ethic that’s wise beyond her age, having been born and raised in South Shields (just outside Newcastle) before relocating to New Cross to study at Goldsmiths. Here, ‘Heavy And Ephemeral’ emerged, impressively completed in conjunction with Brooke jumping into a record deal, EP release and national touring alongside her graduation from University 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 at 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.
Brooke embarks on her first proper tour in March supporting John Smith, including a stop at London’s Union Chapel on April 6th. See below for full dates.
29/03 Komedia, Brighton
31/03 Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
01/04 Upper Chapel, Sheffield
02/04 The Glee Club, Birmingham
03/04 The Phoenix. Exeter
04/04 The Lantern, Bristol
06/04 The Union Chapel, London
07/04 Dancehouse, Manchester