June 17, 2024

We hear that you just released a new single!! Tell us about that!

I collaborated with a songwriter and wrote a  bunch of songs over the course of a year.  I went to the studio in Brooklyn and cut the vocals. Like any artist, you love all the songs you write but some are more personal than others. To me, that’s the “Hardest Part”. 

What do you enjoy most about playing and making music?

My favorite part of making and releasing music is when people relate to my songs. My favorite part in general is the emotion in it all. Writing music has been my way to cope with everything around me. And to hear that people have listened to my music, listened to the words, and can feel something when they listen to them, is everything to me. 

Is there a particular theme you are trying to capture when creating new music?

I am fairly new to producing music, so as of now I’m just having fun with creating all kinds of content. I think that my style of music will advance as I explore more of the music world and human experience. 

Tell us about your favorite performance in your career thus far? 

This was before I started releasing music, but I loved performing with a singing group I was once in. We performed in the Ambra Festival in Scotland and that definitely was my favorite performance. I loved it because it was with other people that shared the same love for music and I viewed some of them like family.

What sets your music apart from others? What makes it unique? 

I think what sets me apart from others is the story that I have behind my songs. All of them are so open to interpretation. The meaning of my single Hardest Part, may be completely different than someone else. That to me is a beautiful thing that I think others will love too.

What is the best piece of advice another musician has ever given you? 

The best piece of advice that I have received was from my producer, and it was to just do this for me. Not long after I released my first song I began to face criticism. It got to the point where I almost stopped going to school. But because someone that I looked up to told me to have fun with it, it stuck with me so much more. He probably doesn’t remember saying these things, but it really helped me to be more confident in my music. And instead of seeing my music as something I should hide from people, I saw it as something to share with anyone and everyone I can. 

Please tell our readers how they can stay up to date with you in 2021! 

I share a lot on my Instagram account @rileycastagno about my music.  I mainly use Instagram to interact with the people that listen to my music. All of the music links can be found when you search Riley Brooke online. Thanks for wanting to know more about me