Brooke has unveiled her new single and video Miss Me Now
, with the latter taking her a world away from the small working class town she grew up in just outside of Edinburgh with her harking back to her heroes of soul music
- icons like Diana Ross, Gladys Knight & Whitney Houston who were introduced to her by her mother and grandmother when she was a child.
The 21 year old - now based in East and Midlothian - enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2021, which culminated in winning the Breakthrough Female prize at the Scottish Music Awards.
The rising soul star has been adopted by indie royalty such as The Courteeners and The Snuts, who Combe supported last year; now she joins a clutch of hotly-tipped female artists making waves on the live circuit like Wet Leg in announcing a run of UK festivals.
Combe is proficient on no less than six instruments and initially recorded the bass part on the new single acoustically in her bedroom, with swaggering rhythms, captivating hooks and signature smoky vocals coming to the fore.
Explaining the meaning behind the song, which easily resonates with youth culture and the buzz of the weekend, Combe says: "
"I wrote 'Miss Me Now' after seeing an old flame when I was on a night out and thinking it was a good idea to leave the club with them. It's never a good idea… but it makes for a good tune."
Brooke discovered a love for music aged just 5 years old, after getting her first toy drum kit.
Eventually she added playing saxophone, trombone, guitar, bass and piano to her repertoire while at secondary school and began to find her own uniquely powerful voice along the way.
Brooke, influenced by the '90s R&B played in her mum and dad's house, as well as the Motown her grandparents would play her, developed a love of great songwriting and vocalists and lyricists with their own idiosyncrasies - such as Amy Winehouse and Fleetwood Mac - before beginning to work on her own material.