Following the successful release of ‘Tongues‘, Ireland’s Eurovision 2022 star, Brooke Scullion returns with latest single, ‘Heartbreaker’ as she teases the upcoming debut EP due to be released later this year.
Brooke becomes a ‘Heartbreaker’ in new music video
Over the Summer Brooke has made the most of her Eurovision experience with performances across Europe, as well as closer to home at Cork Pride and Eurofest. Already those fans have heard an early live preview of Brooke’s new single, ‘Heartbreaker’. Today the Derry singer releases the new single officially, as well as an accompanying music video.
In a departure from the uptempo sound of previous singles, ‘Heartbreaker’ showcases Brooke’s raw vulnerabilities, in a rousing pop-ballad with Country influences. Not surprising given the music video was filmed in Nashville! The melodic kick-drum anthem with banjo strings tells the story of how to break up a relationship while causing the least pain to the other person. The new single is co-written by Brooke, along with Lleo/Lucy Whittaker, Naomi Hammerton and Karl Zine.
Heartbreaker is written from the perspective of pre-empting pain. Every relationship begins with the intention of a future, but unfortunately this dream scenario doesn’t always last. Heartbreaker explores how to end a relationship, without hurting someone which is a scenario everyone can relate to. I think people will enjoy the alternative perspective of the song – in a way it’s an ‘anti break-up song,’ where you consider your partner’s feelings while prioritising your own.Brooke
Later this year Brooke is set to release her debut EP. Included are ‘Heartbreaker’, the already released Eurovision single, ‘That’s Rich’, recent release ‘Tongues’ and the first single, ‘Attention’. Reflecting on her music style, Brooke teases that we can expect a range of sounds on the EP.
I think normally you have to make a record that’s very sonically similar. The next two [songs] are probably more similar, sonically. But for me as an artist, just beginning, I wanted to experiment with sounds. I wanted to take it where this would lead me. It was all a breakthrough moment for me, trying to experiment and be authentic. It was fun to do that, and have the freedom to do that. I had no-one under my neck, being like ‘you have to do this, you have to that.Brooke speaking to Official Charts
Brooke in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Earlier this year RTÉ the Irish national broadcaster revived its Eurosong national selection. During the six song special on The Late Late Show, Brooke Scullion and her pop-punk banger, ‘That’s Rich’ was declared the overall winner. This including receiving maximum points in the international jury vote and public televote.
During the Turin contest Brooke performed 10th in the Second Second Semi-Final, but unfortunately did not advance to the Grand Final, placing 15th with 47 points.
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