“The Simple Fear”
In the same vein as Dido and Lenka is the talented, soulful Brooke Annibale of Pittsburgh, whose “The Simple Fear” is a dirgeful travelogue of loss and meditative angst wrapped in beautiful harmonies and contemplative lyrics. “Remind Me” and “Decide” excel at reverie-inducing trances, while “Find My Way” is an ode to self-discovery and conquering those naggy little voices of cannot. “Alright” is a bluesy little ditty, while the painfully wonderful “All Over Again” is caught between the hope and the knowledge of the mistake of returning to a troubled former lover. Every track is a winner, and the album closes out with a heartfelt double-punch in “The Good Hurt” and the acoustic guitar-led “Answers” — all the more profound in that it asks as many questions as it resolves.
Miss Annibale, who is truly a talent to watch, will be appearing in the District October 28-30, with performances at IOTA Club & Cafe and 16th Street House.
“It’s been about since years since I’ve played in D.C., and I’m really excited to be back,” Miss Annibale said in a statement provided to The Washington Times. “I’ll get to see some old friends and play two places I’ve never played before.”
Miss Annibale is excited to be playing Friday at IOTA with Laura Tsaggaris, who happened to go to the same Pittsburgh high school as her.
“It will be great to share the stage with her,” she said.
Visit BrookeAnnibale.com for more information on the shows.