Created in collaboration with director Sara Ravid, broox has released video for She’s Been Listening, one of the singles from her EP Over Easy. The music video brings to life a queer re-imagination of childhood. The Fountain caught up with broox to discuss the video in more depth and upcoming plans.
TF: You have a new music video out, that must be exciting?
Yes! I’m super stoked. This is the first music video I’ve ever put out. After all the labor that’s been done, it’s so rewarding to see it out there.
TF: And what has been the reception been like to She’s Been Listening, can you elaborate on what inspired the crux of it?
So far it’s been received well. When I began discussing it with my director, Sara Ravid, a good friend and NYU Tisch grad, along with our Costume Designer Ben Stevenson, and Production Designer Rosalie Neal, we talked a lot about our relationship to our queer identities and how it’s shifted and changed over the years. We talked about that tender time of adolescence and the things that shaped it. We talked about hobbies, senses of style, and childhood crushes – we all had the hots for Janis Ian and Alyson Stoner. The concept from the video grew from there. We asked ourselves, knowing what we know now, what would we have changed? What do we wish we had done differently, or done more of? In the end, it all comes back to community. It was important to me to work with my own LBGTQ community to bring those questions to life.
TF: And how do you feel this differs from previous releases?
I really touched more on R&B sounds this time around, where as previously I leaned more indie-electronic pop. This release is more groovy, funky, less dark, and more laidback. It was fun to explore a lighter area.
TF: Can we look forward to seeing you live soon, touring with it anytime soon, particularly here in Scotland?
Absolutely have plans in store for more live shows in 2020. A goal of mine is to set up a mini East Coast tour. I will make my way to Scotland one day, eventually!
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
Back in May at Tangerine House (Brooklyn, New York), presented by Morocco Music Group. It’s an artist house, run by, well, artists! They invited me to play a show in one of the studios they record at and a bunch of people came through. I had my friend Graeme on the keys and just me on the mic. I loved how stripped down and intimate my songs sounded live. The crowd received it well and I met a lot of cool folks that evening that have stuck along with me on this little journey of mine.