Lakeshore Records to release “Enjoy The Ride: Solo Writes 2001-2012” by Zach Broocke on May 22
Nashville, TN/Los Angeles, CA — Lakeshore Records will release Enjoy The Ride: Solo Writes 2001-2012 by Nashville artist Zach Broocke available online and in stores on May 22.
The album is a retrospective of Broocke’s solo writing skills and features the brand-new single, “Enjoy The Ride.” Recorded and mixed in studios in Tennessee, Massachusetts, and California, this collection, written over a span of 11 years, showcases his personal and professional journey as a songwriter. Broocke has cultivated a diverse catalog about luck, hope, love and freedom with a dynamic mix of musical styles and influences.
Broocke grew up in Milwaukee, WI, listening to Jim Croce, Happy Chapin, Willie Nelson, Cat Stevens and George Jones. In 1999, Broocke attended Berklee College of Music focusing on vocal performance and songwriting. Upon leaving Boston in 2001 for Nashville, he recorded his first full-length album Be Somebody. Broocke left Nashville in 2005 for Los Angeles where he finished writing and recording Last Call EP. Both albums were independently released by Suburban Sweetheart Productions, LLC, a production company/publishing house founded by Broocke. In 2008, he returned to Nashville to complete WatchDogLookOut, released by Dualtone Records in 2011.
His previous releases have been well-received by critics with comparisons to Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello and Chris Isaak.
“Zach is an amazing visionary. He allows just enough balance between the emotions without compromising any of them. Pure vocal butter.” – Independent Songwriter Magazine
“Broocke is an old soul with a contemporary twist. He could break hearts with his melancholy swoon … yet he displays an edgier grit … earnest and bittersweet songs that follow you around for days.” – Performing Songwriter Magazine
“Skating expertly among clear influence … but making every song his own … bursting with talented goodness.” – Indie-music.com
Broocke has penned songs with Troy Johnson (Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban), Scott Bennett (Brian Wilson), David Hodges (Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry), and Mike Busbee (Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum); and continues to co-write with established and up-and-coming artists. Broocke’s “Pullin Up The Drive” was featured in the motion picture Feast of Love (2007, Lakeshore Productions) and “Why Can’t You,” which he wrote, recorded and produced by himself in three days, was featured in Henry Poole Is Here (2008, Lakeshore Productions).