Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter, Brooklyn Blackmore released her single, “Flower Child” on June 30, 2019. The single was produced by Scott Ferguson and co-written with Sadie Campbell and RyLee Madison! Check out the single below and find out more about Brooklyn via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Brooklyn Blackmore and I am a 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Three Fathom Harbour, Nova Scotia. I’ve loved music for as long as I can remember, beginning with the fiddle at the age of 4. Since then I’ve also picked up piano and graduated the NSCC Music Arts program as a vocal major. In the past few years, I’ve really been finding my voice as an artist and put together my very first EP “Get A Little Crazy” which will be released in January of 2020. Each song on this record is a little glance into my soul and I am beyond excited to share it with my listeners.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
As a young songwriter, I find that I am constantly learning and developing my musical and writing styles. It’s sometimes hard to peg a solid genre to what I do because I find I just create how I am feeling in the moment. Each song of mine has its own personality, pulling from personal life experiences or from bringing ideas to fellow songwriters to create the story together. I am still discovering my style but I do know that I’m loving the journey I’ve been taking to get me where I am now.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I am playing several upcoming shows over the next few months, whether it be an acoustic solo set at a resort or a full band party for New Year’s Eve. Between my solo career and my new cover band “Brooklyn4”, there is something for every listener. My full band shows feature high energy entertainment for your dancing pleasures, and my acoustic shows bring a more stripped-down sound with stories behind the music you hear.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
If I were to suggest only one of my songs for someone to hear, it would have to be “Quit You”. This song is very special to me for a few reasons! It was the first song I ever wrote and was a co-write with Breagh MacKinnon from the band Port Cities. Breagh was also my first vocal coach in college. We wrote this song in a “Power Hour”, which is where you bring in a title and try to bang out a tune in an hour. “Quit You” came from the bottom of both of our souls and I am so excited to share this song on my upcoming EP.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/artists?
So much talent comes out of Canada that it makes it hard to just pick one favourite! Natalie MacMaster has always been a huge inspiration of mine, and she was actually the reason I started playing the fiddle when I was 4! Natalie is definitely my #1 favourite Canadian artist but I also love Shawn Mendes, Drake and Shania Twain (just to name a few).
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.