1) The lyrics for your new single "Home" are hard-hitting and highly emotive, tell us about the meaning and reasoning behind the track?
This whole year people have had to be apart from those they love, lives have been taken and people have been locked down in different places. Home is about just wanting your loved one to come back home for Christmas.
2) It’s Christmas around the corner and we love a good old charity song, tell us how purchasing or downloading this track would help your chosen charity?
All the proceeds of the song will be going to Crisis so every play really counts. I also have a just giving if people want to donate to Crisis.
3) How do we get our hands on your track Home?
It's available on all platforms-Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Deezer whatever you have... There's also a music video on YouTube.
My website is www.brookelaw.co.uk
4) What does the writing process look like for you when you’re creating a song?
It's always different, sometimes I'll just sing random melodies while playing some chords on the guitar or piano. Or I might have a lyric idea to start from. I love writing with other people, its the best feeling being able to bounce off of each others ideas and feelings.
5) What’s the lyric you're most proud to have written?
In this song, I'm most proud of 'the front door is the only bell that I want to hear ringing'
6) Please tell us why Crisis is such an important charity in your view?
Christmas is always a hard time for those that are homeless. Being at home in the warmth with my family is what makes Christmas for me, which is why I wanted to donate the song to Crisis and raise awareness about homelessness.
7) Coming from London, how do you feel the music scene in the capital has had an impact on you as an artist?
London is so diverse, there are so many musicians and independent artists working so hard. Its amazing we can all inspire each other, the best gigs I've done have always been when I've connected with the artists. As musicians we all need to support each other, it's a hard game.
8) You’ve studied at the Institute of Contemporary Music, did this provide you with a new insight to push limits with your music?
Studying song writing showed me there are no limits with music, everyone has their own style and as musicians we are always developing and improving our craft. Part of the course was to write different songs every week to brief which was always challenging.
9) What would be the one thing you would change to make it easier for independent artists to be more supported within the industry?
Maybe streaming platforms could pay artists more. Its really hard for independent artists to get onto playlists and Radio, paying for PR is unaffordable for many independent artists so a fairer system of artists being heard would help.
10) Who are the artists that inspire you the most and why?
I think Pink is amazing, she's not afraid to make a statement with her songs. I will always look up to Tracy Chapman, her lyrics were so powerful and real. I've been really inspired by Alanis Morrisette, listening to her always reminds me to be myself.
11) How are you coping during the COVID 19 period of no live music?
I miss live music so much. Being able to share my songs and see people connect with them makes me feel so alive. However I have been doing LAWSLOCKDOWN every Wednesday at 6pm on Facebook where I've played new songs and been able to chat to people at the same time.
12) Where can our readers find out more about you (social media)?
My website is www.brookelaw.co.uk
My socials are br00kelaw