Currently Listening to Popsicle by book NOT brooke
"[book NOT brooke's] music reflects an artist far beyond her years, which goes to show her full
potential," – Gifted Balance Records
"The beautiful tapestry of [Curiosity] is like a chilled misty morning that mesmerizes you with the
haunting unknown," – The Other Side Reviews
If you like: Lana Del Rey, St. Vincent, Fiona Apple, Billie Eilish, Mitski, Regina Spektor, Angel Olsen
EMBARGOED JUNE 24, 2022 (NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) – Nashville singer-songwriter book NOT brooke (Brooke Vespoli) has released her brand new single “Popsicle,” – available now on all major streaming platforms. “Popsicle” serves as the first piece of original music from Vespoli in 2022, following the release of her cover of Paul McCartney and Wings’ “Let Me Roll It” on May 13.
Stream “Popsicle” HERE
Penned by Vespoli herself, “Popsicle” is an alternative pop/rock record that showcases an exciting, high energy side to Vespoli’s songwriting and artistry. The single pairs a punchy melody and explosive band breaks with playful yet introspective lyrics that use the metaphor of a melting popsicle to send a message of encouragement and optimism. Vespoli produced the record alongside Nashville engineer Jake Bibb, whose stylistic drumming has brought a fresh excitement both to the production of “Popsicle” and to Vespoli’s recent live performances. “Popsicle” is an exciting first look into Vespoli’s album set to come out this fall, and if it’s anything of an indicator, she is a genreless artist to watch in 2022.
To nobody’s surprise, Vespoli claims to have written this endearing song while eating a popsicle. “It started as a playful journal entry that soon turned into a sweet love letter of sorts. The lyrics felt so juvenile and obvious, and they really just made me laugh as I wrote them,” Vespoli said. “This song represents the innocent gestures humans make to cheer each other up. It is a reminder to savor the moment and to stay lighthearted when things don’t go as planned.”
Following the recent release of her experimental cover of “Let Me Roll It,” “Popsicle” is the first taste of original music from Vespoli since the release of her first EP Egoic Illusion in August 2021. Proving herself as a force to be reckoned with in the indie/alternative music scene with the release of her debut single “Not Think” in late 2020, fans of Vespoli got a glimpse of her lyrical maturity and mesmerizing vocal abilities that only further solidified her place as an artist with her second single and psychedelic folk track “Under Wraps” at the start of 2021. Vespoli went on to put her producing talents on full display with the dreamy pop ballad “Curiosity,” followed by the experimental psychedelic track “Echo Chamber” ahead of her aforementioned debut EP.
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book NOT brooke (Brooke Vespoli) is an indie singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist in Nashville, Tennessee. Her artistry combines elements across different genres to create an expressive and cerebral indie pop sound with neo-psychedelic, classic folk rock, and alternative influences.
Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, her true passion for music started when she picked up the cello at the age of seven. Young Brooke played in Baldwin Wallace University’s youth orchestras and later joined the Contemporary Youth Orchestra of Cleveland. With this acclaimed group she performed live alongside legendary artists and bands including Graham Nash, Ben Folds, Twenty One Pilots, Weezer, and Bootsy Collins. Throughout the years, she would play piano and sing Regina Spektor songs only when no one
was home, until she decided to face her stage fright during the later half of high school, going on to win the performing arts award of her class.
More recently, Vespoli spent some time with the Kaboom Collective Studio Orchestra as a cellist, having the opportunity to record an album with Mike Garson, acclaimed improvisational pianist and David Bowie’s longest band member. Since planting roots in Nashville, Vespoli has been performing live both as “book NOT brooke” and as a cellist accompanying other local up-and-comers in the Nashville music scene. She has performed the songs of Egoic Illusion and various unreleased material as both a solo act and with full band accompaniment at various Nashville venues. In November 2021, she played on the Melissa Etheridge Cruise as a bandmate for Sonia Leigh, noted Nashville-based songwriter and artist from Atlanta, GA. She has also been frequently playing cello accompaniment for modern piano rock artist Alyssa Lazar, with whom she recently opened for 90s rockstar Edwin McCain on tour for his upcoming album.
Brooke Vespoli attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she played in the orchestra and became music director of Miami Misfitz A Cappella, guiding the group’s release of their 2019 EP Rumors. During her senior year of college, Vespoli picked up the guitar and started recording demos using Garage Band for the iPhone. She currently writes, records, and produces out of her bedroom studio in Nashville.