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Originally from Pennsylvania and now based out of Rhode Island, Brooke Annibale has been sharing her music with the world for the best part of a decade after emerging with her debut album, “Silence Worth Breaking”, back in 2011. Since then Brooke has shared stages with the likes of Margaret Glaspy, Iron & Wine and Rufus Wainwright, as well as releasing a series of records, culminating in 2018’s “Hold To The Light”. Brooke recently returned with her latest single, “Home Again”.

Home Again was released back in June to coincide with what would have been Brooke’s wedding day, sadly what should have been a celebration, like much of 2020, was put on hold, although the song remains a statue of the love between her and her partner. Originally written at the start of Brooke’s relationship with her girlfriend, Brooke has described Home Again as, “a song about falling in love, figuring out how to communicate our love for one another, and ultimately build a life and home together”. Musically, the track is a slow-burning slice of Americana-tinged indie, Brooke’s easy vocals gliding atop a backing of driving drums and a rich twang of guitar, as she lays out her dreams for a bright future with the woman she loves.

A song with a beautiful back story that shows exactly where Brooke Annibale’s songwriting is headed, Home Again ultimately, despite the difficulties and delays, remains a celebration, as Brooke explains, “we will indeed be able to get married surrounded by the people that we love…just not today”.


On 2nd October, singer/songwriter Brooke Annibale will release her fourth full-length studio album The Simple Fear.  Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Brooke’s maternal grandfather opened a music retail and live-sound business in the 1960’s, that is still family-run today. Also an accomplished player, he encouraged Annibale to take an interest in the guitar.  Music was ever-present in her life because of the store, where she started taking lessons at age 14. “I felt a natural inclination to play guitar because it was always in my family,”

The record’s appeal lays in Annibale’s subtle groove and alluring style encased in layers of beautiful strings, guitar, piano, and percussion. However, it’s her magnetic voice and her wonderful smouldering delivery, that really draws you in, it gives her music an evocative, poignant feel that is all too rare in today’s crowded music scenes.

Listen to first single Remind Me.


As a guitar player, Annibale stands out with her deep groove and interesting stylistic choices reminiscent of an early Josh Rouse and inspiration by John Mayer. Guitar aside, it’s her magnetic voice, that smoldering and irresistible delivery, that draws you in, making you think of names like Lisa Hannigan, Norah Jones and Sarah McLachlan.

Brooke spent about six years living and making music in Nashville, in the winter of 2014, she officially moved back to Pittsburgh. Both cities had a lot to offer and have equally inspired Annibale’s music. Nashville’s musical amenities are incomparable to most cities, but Pittsburgh provides a sort of life balance that Music City could not.