Better By Now [Exclusive Maroon]
Over the last four years, it’s become normal to think, “Well, if we can just make it through this life-altering event, things will be better.”
Whether it’s a global pandemic, or a tumultuous election, a period of depression, or an economic recession – we keep expecting to cross the “better” finish line. And when things get really bad, who do we want to have by our side? With whom do we want to face the hardest times? This is the process that led Brooke Annibale to title her gorgeous new album Better By Now.
Since the release of 2018’s Hold To The Light, the Pittsburgh-born, Rhode Island-based singer-songwriter has both redefined her sound and entered a new phase of life. After making significant strides in her mental-health journey and saying “I do” to her wife, Brooke has never been more excited to share a new collection of songs. Better By Now features 10 blossoming indie-pop tracks that Brooke describes as a “spectrum of emotions.” In her trademark layered approach, Brooke reflects on love, anxiety, and how two seemingly opposing forces can exist at once.
Not confined by any one genre, Brooke's expressive and beautifully thoughtful songwriting creates a dreamy, dark, and enticing sonic landscape. She has been a favorite among music supervisors and featured in such media as Stereogum, Under The Radar, American Songwriter, NPR/World Café and more. She has also shared the stage with artists like Mt. Joy, Iron & Wine, Lucius, and Rufus Wainwright.