Brooke Alexx is a pop singer who is making quite the splash for herself on TikTok and other social media platforms. I had the opportunity to sit down with her before she took the stage at The End in Nashville opening for Lost Boy Crow.
Her energy on stage was infectious and brought so much positivity to the room. The venue was small and intimate, which was great to get the full experience of Brooke on stage. From telling stories to jumping and dancing on stage, this was quite a show. She sang her upbeat dance numbers, but also took us down into our emotions with her ballads. It was obvious the audience was vibing along with her. They were dancing, singing and jumping right along.
She was visibly having so much fun, even jumping off stage to sing in the crowd at one point. She wasn't just there to perform, but more to be in the moment with the audience and sharing something.
RM: One of your songs, Oldest, is a favorite of mine and I really connect with it. I have younger siblings and tried to shield them during our parents’ divorce and everything. Stuff like that resonates with me. Then you have Coolest Guy I Know, from one daddy’s girl to another, how do you think being the oldest sibling has influenced the way you write your songs?
BA: I don’t curse in any of my songs. That’s the narrative of being the goody two shoes which comes from being the oldest and wanting to set a good example. People have messaged me saying “oh, I’m bringing my kids to see your tour”, and that right there is the reason I don’t curse in any of my songs, and why none of my songs are about anything scandalous. Not only because that’s who I am as a person, but also because that’s the example I want to set. I think that comes from being the oldest child.
RM: Who would you say your biggest influence is?
BA: Taylor Swift. Growing up I did a lot of musical theater, but then when I discovered
Taylor at 13, I realized I could be on the radio. So I started writing music and taking
guitar lessons, and that whole trajectory began.
RM: What do you hope your fans take away from your music?
BA: I hope that they feel inspired and encouraged and just, I don’t know. I hope that my
music is a source of happiness for people. There are a lot of like sad-girl-vibes and
that’s just not the energy I’m trying to portray in my music. Trying to shed light on the
RM: I get a lot of like 90’s pop princess vibes from your music.
BA: I definitely love the 90’s rom-com movie soundtrack sound. Often when I’m walking
into a songwriting session, that’s what I’ll say as a reference for the tracks I’m looking for. So, you’re not wrong with that. In terms of the instruments I like to use, they are more 90’s and 70’s sounds, not 80’s. I skip right over the 80’s. I feel like people started using the 80’s synth in a lot of music for a while, and that was never a sound I
wanted for my music.
RM: What is your favorite venue you’ve played so far on tour and where are you looking
forward to playing?
BA: Oooh. My favorite so far has been Phoenix, Arizona. They went hard. That was the
first time that there was a large group of people who knew all the words to my
songs. They’re singing along and when I put a mic to a girl’s face she knew all the
lyrics and didn’t hesitate to sing them back. That’s everyone’s goal, I think, as an
artist; to have your music resonate with people so much that they know them by
heart, and jump and are excited to be there. Next I’m looking forward to Toronto,
Canada, because I’ve never been to Canada. Just to play check it off the bucket list.
I hope they’re just as hyped there, too.
RM: Do you have a dream venue?
BA: Madison Square Garden. I grew up in the New Jersey/New York area, so for me and all my peers it was like you made it if you get to play Madison Square Garden.
RM: What do you want people to take away from your show?
BA: I hope that people have a good time and feel free to dance around and not be judged. I think often, I’ve noticed at some of the shows, During All My Ex’s Moms if I don’t say before that “who cares who’s watching”, I have to remind them that who cares who’s watching you, they won’t do it.
RM: Like reminding them to be in the moment
BA: Yeah, so I’ve started saying that and it gets people to jump. I want people to have a
good time and not overthink it.
RM: What are some key things and lessons you learned from being on American Song
BA: I learned how to perform for a camera, which is super different from performing on
stage. You have to perform to the camera at different points and sharpen my
performing skills. I got the chance to dance with six professional backup dancers
and we only rehearsed like 4 times. Overall, I think it just sharpened my performing
RM: Do you have a message for your fans?
BA: Yeah, there’s a quote that I love.
“Know you are great, but not greater than anybody else”
I think that encompasses the empowerment I like to share with my fans. Confidence
and empowerment are big things for me, but also don’t be conceited or get cocky
about it. Always stay humble as well.
RM: What are some tips you’ve learned for growing your fanbase?
BA: TikTok and social media have been huge for me. Without TikTok none of my songs
that are currently having success would have had the success they’re having and
would not be on this tour. I really owe the growth of my fanbase to TikTok.
RM: That’s how we found you actually. When you came up on the for you page, Oldest
was the first song we heard. It resonated with me.
BA: I put out one song that was very specific to me, and then a lot of people connected
with it. Then I put out another one about my dad, and people were like “whoa, I also
connect with that one”. It was like wow. Am I the same person as all these people?
It’s just so interesting.
RM: How do you stay so positive?
BA: It’s tough. I definitely get sad and upset and mad like everybody else. But, I think I’m
very blessed and lucky, and I like to write about those things to remind myself to
appreciate those things. And also, my career started to really take off when I began
to write about my family and those kinds of things. Like Grace, from my last EP, that
set me on a path to continue to write those kinds of songs. Until it doesn’t work,
we’re going to keep doing this.