With a wanderer’s soul and on his explorative voyage across various continents, his artistic endeavors were birthed, which saw Booker Brooks, originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, delve deep into the creative process to project pieces of his heart and soul through music, which helped him cope during the pandemic. His story illustrates the situation when a seemingly frivolous hobby becomes a vital necessity.
As someone who loves to travel, he expresses the same attitude even with his music; it is the adventurous type that is genre-bending as he pushes the boundaries of genre, not limiting himself to the type of music he creates. His music captures the essence of the 21st century through an experimental and introspective lens.
He has a new single, “Sober,” that is now streaming on all the popular digital platforms. A haunting masterpiece about the musings of toxic relationships and dealing with their healing after-effects through sobriety, “Sober” sees Booker Brooks pack such a powerful punch with those deep lyrics.
The intro feels quite cinematic and is one that immediately demands its listener’s attention. Booker Brooks then comes through with his ethereal and gutsy vocals over the lush and full-bodied pop instrumentation, which provide a solid support for his raw vocals to shine.
The chorus is quite catchy and one that pulls a listener in, and I love how, as the track progresses, there is that addition of the backing vocal harmonies that really work well with Booker Brooks’ lead delivery to give this track that punchy and anthemic feel.
Throughout his performance, Brooks connects with the listener on multiple levels, and this is a huge testament to his incredible talents as a vocalist, songwriter, and performer.
“Sober” has all the ingredients needed to make it on the radio playlists, and I feel that performance in itself is worthy of critical praise. Brooks really wears his heart on his sleeves to make sure you have a memorable listening experience that will make you keep coming back for more…that’s replay value right there.
Follow Booker Brooks everywhere to be part of his flourishing career as you enjoy his soul-stirring performance in “Sober.”