Society of Sound: January

Brooke Sharkey photographed by Melodie Roulaud Wandering Heart is the January release on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound by unique singer-songwriter Brooke Sharkey.

After a colourful and drifting upbringing between France and England, Brooke has developed an intense narrative style. Her songs challenge the boundaries of love; tell stories of personal encounters and reflect on the places the last two years have taken her both physically and emotionally.

Brooke takes her musical influences from old French music, folk and contemporary pop/rock. The songs on the album Wandering Heart were written about London life and summers travelling along the coasts of France and Italy with long term collaborator Adam Beattie who plays guitar in Brooke’s band but who is also a singer/songwriter in his own right.

A vocal style that switches effortlessly between lithely melodic and fiery, set against a deeply atmospheric musical backdrop, have led to comparisons with the likes of Kate Bush, Ane Brun and Cat Power.

Brooke and her band are playing live at London’s Bush Hall on Friday 27 January. Tickets available here.

Read more and download Wandering Heart here