Welcome to our new Space Discovery!
Today’s article is going to be dedicated to an amazing pop artist called Brooke Stilla. She’s a singer originally from Australia and now based in Toronto, with a new fresh single called “Not Over Getting Over You”
Starting with a classic chord progression accompanied by a raspy female voice whose swollen heart seems to be reaching her throat, “Not Over Getting Over You” initially seems to be taking us on a journey of sorrow and longing for a lost love, like the Adele’s songs Brooke Stilla mentions in the first verse of her track. But we can tell this will be different as soon as she speeds up and the piano starts chasing her voice, in a fast dance of pain and vulnerability playing tag until it all slows down to give way to an upbeat, catchy composition of kick drums and bubbly piano notes, with Brooke’s twirling ad libs on the word “you”. This then whooshes into a steady beat on which her voice jumps filled with a new pacey rhythm and a new emotion: open-hearted sincerity about her most inner thoughts and realizations, while a “message sent” sound pops in the background. While she unburdens herself, light-hearted synthesizers join the party, in a perfectly contemporary pop melody you’ll find yourself humming to while doing the house chores.
Towards the end, the track slides once more into a ballad, with Brooke’s voice expanding while she sings about how she can’t believe it’s taken her so long to get over this relationship and then shyly steps into the background, confessing “you are the one that I still dream about”, “I have no doubt in my mind bout our future, but I see now”, while a vocoder choir joins her, ”just cause we’re over don’t mean that I’m over you”, swiftly followed by a recorded voice message of her expressing her pain and disbelief, stuttering while her singing voice takes over and breaks into a smooth riff on “we’re getting oooolder”. Brooke’s voice is versatile, dynamic, seems to move the tempo forward and to slow it down, embracing each arrangement graciously.
Brooke Stilla is an Australian pop singer-songwriter who made her debut on The X Factor Australia and “Not Over Getting Over You” is her latest release.
This song is an outspoken statement which purely means to tell the story of a woman who can’t get over a guy she was with a decade ago and still can’t explain how herself. It’s made for both a solo listening in your room, thinking back to that one love you never really let go, or for a collective singing with friends on a night in, when you don’t feel afraid to shout out your most hidden feelings and maybe have a lil’ dance to it.
The last part of this track is a horse galloping towards the end of the racecourse in a glorious fashion and immediately halting at the finish line, in a snappy ending that matches the whole song flawlessly.
We had a great chat with Brooke, and below you can dive a bit more into her new single and future plans.
Welcome to Space, Brooke Stilla!
Congratulations on your new release! Briefly present yourself to our Space Travellers!
Hi Guys, thank you so much for interviewing me and allowing me to share my story with your
Space travellers 🙂
What’s the story behind your latest release?
‘not over getting over you’ was born on the 31st of October 2020 after listening to ‘Someone
Like You’ by Adele. 10 years after the release of the Adele song, I realised that the lyrics hit
me in a very different way, now as an adult in my mid 20’s. I never really got closure from my
ex-boyfriend and after seeing that he had proposed to his now wife, it left me with confused
emotions and feelings that I didn’t even know I still had. So then I wrote ‘not over getting
over you’ about the feeling of not getting over someone even though you thought you were.
The older I get I also have realised that every relationship we encounter teaches us
something and whether it was a good or bad relationship you will grow from it regardless. I’m
glad I listened to ‘Someone Like You’ that night because it sparked something and honestly
allowed me to feel what I was feeling and heal me.
What are your plans for the future?
I actually did a meditation/visualisation this morning called ‘Your Future Self’ so coincidental.
Future plans are to definitely release more music, get a really great team to work on my
projects with, travel more and keep creating memories to songwrite about and experiencing
life to the fullest. I have always visualised being in LA. So that’s definitely a plan I have for
the future too.
If you had a time machine, in which era would you travel and which kind of
music would you bring with you in the past?
I love this question!!!!! I think I would travel back to the 60’s and bring Disco and Funk music
into the timeline a little earlier!!! I absolutely love Disco and Funk, the groove just makes you
feel good and not to mention the best instrument of them all…. THE BASS!