“Not only does this song have huge personal meaning for me, I think it’s one of the most beautiful love songs ever written“
You’ll probably be familiar with The Waterboys’ classic ‘How Long Will I Love You’ or even Ellie Goulding’s version, but you need to check out Katey Brooks’ incredible take on it.
London-based singer-songwriter Katey’s version has spine-tingling harmonies and passionate vocals which are complemented by a simple piano arrangement.
Brooks shares, “Not only does this song have huge personal meaning for me, I think it’s one of the most beautiful love songs ever written. I love how it manages to speak for so many different shapes and manifestations of love. It feels universal – we all know this depth of feeling in one way or another. Nobody writes about love quite like Mike Scott does, he is pure genius“.
Katey is a music industry rebel as she fuses soul, folk, blues, and country when the industry demands consistency.
As a child, Katey grew up in a cult and music has helped her through difficult times. “It was a very chaotic upbringing, full of some pretty colourful and sometimes unsavoury, characters. But when I sang, I felt free and connected. For as long as I can remember, it’s been my way of getting what I need to say out”, she reveals. “When I was 22 my mum got ill and she died. And then not long after that, my lifelong best friend went missing and she also died. That’s definitely had an effect on the course of my life and my writing. I guess I’m lucky that I have songs that I can write, as a means to deal with things”.
Katey Brooks’ highly anticipated self-produced album ‘REVOLUTE’ is inspired by love, loss, learning, and rebirth and is the result of needing to break out and reclaim one’s self and one’s autonomy. Brooks confides, “Completing these tracks is not only the closure of a difficult chapter for me, but the exciting beginning of something new, with my freedom finally found”.