Gina Brooklyn Is Not Hiding Anymore
by Michael J. West
Gina Brooklyn is a unique singer songwriter whose style combines a multitude of influences that transcend through genres. By creating a captivating ambience for her distinctive vocals, soul-gripping melodies and engaging lyrics, she can lure even the most demanding listeners into her world.
The Ohio-born singer started her music career at the tender age of 15 when she co-wrote & recorded a song that led her to becoming a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2017, whilst a year after, she was nominated for “Best Pop Song” in the Roundglass Music Awards. She signed a publishing and distribution deal with industry leading INgrooves Music Group (who has since been acquired by Universal Music Group), under which her single “Butterfly” was released in 2019 and attracted an overwhelming response from music press and websites. As NYgal.com puts it, Gina Brooklyn is “a star on the rise…”, gathering five-digit figures on social/streaming, while her music has been streamed over 100k times.
Gina’s endless thirst for musical stimulation, would bring her back to music competitions, even though an established artist at that point, becoming a semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest and a finalist once again in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Throughout her creative career, Gina has performed at multiple prominent venues across the United States from The Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, The Hotel Cafe in LA, The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH, to The World’s Largest Music Festival, Summerfest, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she won the prestigious Best Emerging Artist Award.
Her latest release “Who Are You Fighting For?” (written & recorded with Dan Epand in Los Angeles, CA) attracted the attention of advertisers placing the song in an online commercial for an independent jewelry company called ‘Spirit Wrist’. This song makes one feel as if they are in a movie scene in a dessert, trapped but not necessarily worried. It’s a very calming piece of work that features some amazing vocals and a great into which drops into a hook filled with an intense amount of emotion. Check it out below.
Michael J. West
Michael J. West is a freelance writer, editor, and jazz journalist who has been covering the Washington, D.C. jazz scene since 2009. He spends most days either hunkered down in the clubs or in his very big headphones. He lives in Washington with his wife and two children.