Think of the term, ‘like a girl’, and you might think of all the negative connotations attached to it. In the hands of Brooke Moriber however, in her song, ‘Cry Like A Girl’, it’s anthem of empowerment and Grrl Power.
With a country rock themed instrumental, Brooke lets rip, encouraging the listener to be strong and courageous, and yeah, cry like a girl – but not in any weak or fragile way, but because sometimes crying is what’s needed – no matter who you are.
Brooke proclaims that we need to keep powering on, but not be afraid – or ashamed – to cry. It’s not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of strength and self-confidence.
Brooke Moriber started out auditioning for Les Miserables back when she was 8 years old, and by 15 she had her original music licensed to Nickelodeon and had tracks on various network television and movie soundtracks. With her band she’s played at incredible venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, The Cutting Room, and Mercury Lounge, in New York, as well some LA and Nashville venues like The Listening Room, Genghis Cohen, and Room 5.
‘Cry Like A Girl’ is the title track from her debut album, for which she travelled between New York and Nashville to record, with production by Fred Mollin, who helped her fuse pop, country, and rock, to create a sound that’s all her own.
The accompanying music video, directed by Elizabeth Lippman, opens with Brooke standing strong and independent, before flashing to memories from her childhood, where a male friend refuses to take any help from her. He spends childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood rejecting her help, but finally, now fully grown, while sitting alone at the bar, he allows Moriber to give him her hand, accepting her offered help.
Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.
Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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