Brooke Law is a London-born British singer and songwriter hugely influenced by her diverse multi-ethnic family: Eurasian on her maternal side, and mixed Jewish on her paternal side. It is from this bedrock of family ‘unity-through-diversity’, strength, and positive action that inspires Brooke to express her own values and beliefs through music.
She started song-writing at the tender age of 15. While studying a music degree at the Institute of Contemporary Music, Brooke was also writing with leading producers who have worked with Ellie Goulding, Dua Lipa and Lana Del Ray. Here she fine-tuned her musical prowess and style to find her own identity.
Brooke describes her persona, and indeed her sound, as fun, driven, empowering, caring and above all gutsy. Her music encompasses an era of awareness and empowerment very prevalent today but is equally influenced by great souls such as Janis Joplin, Annie Lennox, and Sia.
Her music does not shy away from hard hitting subjects: feminist issues, equality, societal pressures as well as her own experience of love and disappointment. Her first song ‘Hidden’ was released on International Women’s Day in March 2018 as a way of commemorating the contribution women have made throughout history that is often not recognised. It also celebrated inspirational women from our everyday lives. Brooke performed the track at the Million Women Rise March to stand with those who have experienced gender-based violence.
Now Brooke releases ‘Fight Like A Mother’. Watch here. The single is about nurturing and giving everything you have to love your child. She says:
I’m not a mother, but I know being a mother is the hardest ‘job’ in the world. No one is taught how to raise someone and everyday mothers are making choices for their kids. Mothers make these choices with all their heart and power. If women were recognised more, maybe there would be equality within the sexes.
This recognition is something we still hope for, even in 2018. Brooke’s lyrics and emotional delivery bring that message powerfully home.