Award-winning singer-songwriter, Caroline Marie Brooks has unveiled her new single, “Night Drive” off her debut solo album Everything at the Same Time due out on September 24, 2021.
“Last summer I was driving in Northern Ontario, listening to songs written by my friends and revelling in being truly alone after months of lockdown with my family,” says Caroline. “Half the sky was lit up with lighting in clouds and the other half full of stars. This unlikely combination drew me in; I always feel a duality in moments like this, of feeling both small and insignificant, and part of something larger, part of some great plan.”
Caroline adds “If I had to pick a lyric from Night Drive that really encapsulates the feeling I was trying to convey in the song, it would be: “I am so light and so heavy/I am forever, I am temporary.” We exist temporarily on this beautiful planet, and that can often feel heavy but also so incredibly magical.“
The single was co-produced with Jim Bryson and is the second single from Everything at the Same Time.
Everything at the Same Time is a collection of 11 songs highlighting 40 years of life experiences – from being a daughter, a wife, a mom, a touring musician, and of course Jim (her dog). Caroline leads a vivid journey through feelings familiar to our hearts. Gentle guitar work laying a backdrop for her sweetly divine vocals, densely layered with wurlitzers and mandolins and steel guitars to evoke feelings of memories both lost and found.
Check out “Night Drive” below, and stay up to date with Caroline via her socials.
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