Brooke Annibale, originally a native of Pittsburgh, moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University. Like so many artists here of her generation, she studied both the performance and business aspects of music. Not only does she write, sing, and play instruments on her newest release, but she also handles her own bookings and releases her music independently.
Annibale’s debut CD, Silence Worth Breaking, was released in 2011. That album featured an acoustic folk/pop sound, and earned her some critical praise. Her new EP, Words in Your Eyes, ventures into more ambient/electronic sounds, with some orchestral arrangements. The subjects of the songs, however, don’t stray too far from her last record. In fact, the song Silence Worth Breaking was originally written for the last album – giving the album its title – but was cut from that one and reappears on the new album instead.
Words in Your Eyes was recorded at The Smoakstack in Nashville, with producer Justin March. March had introduced Annibale to the studio when they were both Belmont students, and she had recorded her previous album there as well. On this EP, she tried to play as many of the instruments as she could, even ones she was previously unfamiliar with.
Brooke Annibale’s new EP is available today, February 5. She'll be playing at The Listening Room on February 6 at 6p.m. Since her fans are spread out around the country, she’s also doing a CD release show via stageit. The show is set for February 12 at 8p.m. Central time. Click here to sign up to watch the live performance online.