It’s hardly surprising in the viral age that someone with a voice quite like Brooke Combe‘s has amassed an eye-watering online following by simply posting bedroom cover versions. Staying true to her journey so far, Combe’s searing yet soulful cover of the Arctic Monkeys anthem ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’ earlier this month clocked up well over 100,000 views on Twitter alone within a week, stopping those aimlessly scrolling through their timelines in their tracks.
Within weeks Combe was signing contracts, getting her first original songs in shape and being invited down to Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios to work with the likes of The Coral’s James Skelly and Blossoms’ Charlie Salt. “That first week I didn’t know what to expect,” she says. “I felt like I was going in with these high-end musicians and I’m just coming down from Scotland not knowing what I’m doing, but everything just fell into place.”
Combe’s debut single ‘Are You With Me?’ was a product of her lockdown summer last year spent travelling down to Merseyside.