MELODY MAKER MAGAZINE
November 19, 2023
If what I’m hearing in Live & Let Live is giving me any sort of an indication as to what we can expect to hear out of Brooke Josephson in the next half-decade or so, I think she is going to be in for quite a bit of success to say the least. There aren’t a lot of players that have as much going for her sound as this singer/songwriter does at the moment; there’s enough of a familiar indie pop pulse to please the college radio fans, a rich harmony inside of every song reminiscent of Americana, and even a distant folk-rock energy to the construction of the material that induces chills more typical of coffee house serenades. It’ll be interesting to hear what Josephson can come up with next, and I doubt I’m the only critic looking forward to her next LP. Read full article here: https://melodymakermagazine.com/2023/11/19/brooke-josephsons-live-let-live/
THE INDIE SOURCE
November 19, 2023
For those who live for those special singer/songwriter crossover cuts that only come around every once in a while, you cannot go wrong with what Brooke Josephson has done with this EP, which I would deem as being as close to a must-listen six-track release as her scene has put forth in 2023. It feels like a step towards a more mature sound for this impeccable songstress, and I would even go so far as to say that its six songs are exemplary additions to a growing discography of charmingly introspective tracks. Read full article here: https://www.theindiesource.com/c/8be61c9f-5c23-4dc0-9916-916ff27bd852/
INDIE PULSE MUSIC REVIEW
October 27, 2023
Rarely in recent memory has discontent produced such vigorous music. It goes to figure, however. Dissatisfaction often prods us into making a move. It’s the subject, essentially, for Brooke Josephson’s new single “Good Kinda Tired” and its companion music video. The latter does an excellent job of highlighting more than just Josephson’s skills as a singer and songwriter.
The camera loves Josephson. She is, without question, a physically stunning woman and director Michelle Bossy does a great job capturing her beauty for viewers. The more significant attribute that comes through, however, is Josephson’s obvious affinity for physical performance. She throws herself completely into the video’s portrayal of a weary 1960s housewife inspired to kick up her heels at last as she kills time waiting for her husband to come home from work. The added pizzazz coming from the song’s video makes “Good Kinda Tired” all the more enjoyable. Read full review: https://indiepulsemusic.com/2023/10/27/brooke-josephsons-new-single-good-kinda-tired/
TOP BUZZ - REVIEW
October 27, 2023
The video for Brooke Josephson’s “Good Kinda Tired” may seem, on first viewing, like an inventive bit of conceptually driven fun. It’s more, however, and successive viewings reveal its depths. Michelle Bossy’s expert direction does a classy job of bringing the life of a 1960s housewife to life without a drop of irony or breathing life into the video as a gimmick and nothing else. It is a concept video, without a doubt, but dovetails into the track’s message rather than existing as strictly eye candy for viewers.
Read Full article: https://topbuzzmagazine.com/music/brooke-josephsons-good-kinda-tired/
HOLLYWOOD DIGEST - REVIEW
October 26, 2023
Brooke Josephson’s “Good Kinda Tired” takes its inspiration for the song title from a remark made once by famed songwriter Harry Chapin. The phrase has a vastly different resonance for Josephson, obviously than it did for her now-deceased peer, but Chapin’s initial inspiration brings her to the dance, so to speak, and that’s ultimately all that matters. Josephson’s song, instead, is a chronicle of yearning – for transformation, self-empowerment, and a sense of significance. It’s a near-ideal message and style for the prodigiously talented Josephson and the accompanying arrangement aids her in delivering the goods.
Read Full article: https://thehollywooddigest.com/brooke-josephsons-good-kinda-tired/
POP ICON - REVIEW
October 26, 2023
I love the surging, undeniable quality of Brooke Josephson’s “Good Kinda Tired”. It’s a song that, despite a less-than-stormy arrangement, is full of barely restrained fire. Josephson lets the song’s inner heat fly for the song’s chorus, but it’s more tantalizing than incendiary. It’s never anything less than gloriously effective, however. There’s a clear vitality emanating from each second of Brooke Josephson’s “Good Kinda Tired” that’s ultimately redemptive; no matter how much the vagaries of life have knocked the singer around, passion still bubbles beneath her surface, itching to get out.
Read Full Article: https://popiconmagazine.com/music/brooke-josephsons-good-kinda-tired/
VENTS MAGAZINE - PREMIERE
October 19, 2023
Brooke Josephson’s “Good Kinda Tired” is the best kind of song; she culls it from personal experience. Her intimacy with the song’s subject and mood infuses the writing and performance with impassioned soulfulness you can’t manufacture. It must emerge from within. Its accompanying video is the cherry atop an already delectable cake. Produced by Josephson and directed by Michelle Bossy, it’s a concept clip depicting Josephson as an archetypal 1960s housewife at the end of her day and waiting for her husband to come home from work. Read Full Article: https://ventsmagazine.com/2023/10/19/brooke-josephsons-good-kinda-tired/
ACTRESS/SINGER/SONGWRITER BROOKE JOSEPHSON RETURNS WITH NEW EP “SHOWIN’ UP”
December 18, 2021
SHOWIN’ UP is Josephson’s first self-produced release. The EP is mixed and mastered by Grammy and Oscar-winning engineer Brendan Dekora (Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Anita Baker) and features such acclaimed musicians as guitarist Tim Pierce (Goo Goo Dolls, Crowded House, Phil Collins) and drummer Seth Rausch (Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town). The EP was recorded at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Studio in Nashville.
The first track/video from the EP, the uplifting “Rainbow,” is out now and can be accessed here. The decidedly celestial video and song feature a message of positive empowerment to the global community. The video also showcases Josephson’s young daughter Shira, an established children’s activist, Junior Ambassador for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (https://www.shirasstorycorner.com/). Inspired by social challenges her daughter faced, of “Rainbow,” Josephson explains, “So I wrote my daughter and anyone else struggling with self-acceptance, “You’re a Rainbow, a rainbow babe, and there’s no shame in shining when they rain on your parade…” and the rest of the song grew from there”. The early reviews for “Rainbow” have been stellar with Celebrity Zones declaring it “exceptional by any measure” and The Indie Source stating, “If you’re not already a fan of Brooke Josephson’s music, I’ve got a feeling that what she does in ‘Rainbow’ will leave you with a solid opinion of her future as a pop singer/songwriter…”
Rising Music Star Brooke Josephson
February 9, 2022
a part of our series about rising music stars, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Brooke Josephson.
Actress/singer/songwriter Brooke Josephson returns with a new release, SHOWIN’ UP, due out on February 25th. Known for her catchy pop tunes and her often tongue-in-cheek take on domestic life, SHOWIN’ UP continues Josephson’s artistic journey inspired by her experiences as a full-time mother trying to balance personal and professional lives, as so many mothers do. Although the writing and recording process began before the pandemic, Josephson put the finishing touches on the EP this year with so much of the album’s life-affirming content taking on a deeper meaning.
Los Angeles-based actress/singer/songwriter and full-time mother Brooke Josephson was raised in small-town Warsaw, IN. As a young adult, Josephson followed her dream to New York City to become an actress and has appeared in such high-profile shows as ABC’s long-running soap opera, “All My Children,” FOX’s hit series, “Bones” as well as the major motion pictures, “Enchanted” (Disney) and “Life As We Know It” (Warner Brothers). Leaving the business to begin her family and raise her two children, Josephson soon returned to the creative arts earning a Master’s certificate in songwriting from the esteemed Berklee School Of Music. In 2013, she released her first EP, LIVE AND LET LIVE. The SEXY N’ DOMESTICATED EP followed in 2018. Of SEXY N’ DOMESTICATED, AXS raved, “It’s a female-empowered, five-song album that showcases the beautiful songstress’ knack for combining catchy grooves with hook-laden melodies and introspective storytelling”.
‘Showin’ Up’: Brooke Josephson Discusses Her Infectious New EP
February 17, 2022
Josephson’s new EP, Showin’ Up, is the follow up to her acclaimed and female-empowered Sexy & Domesticated, and features introspective songs discussing the shifting energy and acceptance of who we are, the importance of the creative journey and making a difference, and the profoundness of lost relationship.
Self-produced by Josephson, Showin’ Up was mixed and mastered by Grammy winning engineer, Brendan Dekora (Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Anita Baker) and features musicians like guitarists Chris Nordlinger, Tim Pierce (Goo Goo Dolls, Crowded House, Phil Collins) and drummer Seth Rausch (Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town). The EP also includes Josephson’s spin on the Bonnie Raitt classic, “Love Me Like A Man,” and features a radio single as well as an extended jam.
Actress/Singer/Songwriter Brooke Josephson's NEW EP OUT NOW
February 25, 2022
The infectious “Showin’ Up” is an anthem for people around the world doing their best every day, whether or not they receive recognition. Vents Magazine declared it, “a crackling anthem for underdogs around the world”.
Brooke Josephson Releases NEW EP: SHOWIN' UP
February 25, 2022
The infectious “Showin’ Up” is an anthem for people around the world doing their best every day, whether or not they receive recognition. Although the writing and recording process began before the pandemic, Josephson put the finishing touches on the EP this year with so much of the album’s life-affirming content taking on a deeper meaning. Showin’ Up is Josephson’s first self-produced release. The EP is mixed and mastered by Grammy and Oscar-winning engineer Brendan Dekora (Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Anita Baker) and features such acclaimed musicians as guitarist Tim Pierce (Goo Goo Dolls, Crowded House, Phil Collins) and drummer Seth Rausch (Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town). The EP was recorded at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Studio in Nashville.http://www.enigmaonline.com/2022/02/25/actress-singer-songwriter-brooke-josephsons-new-ep-showin-up-out-today/