11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Brontë Fall

Bronte Fall (Photo by Ashtin Page)Photo by Ashtin Page

I believe that the odds are strongly in favor that you will love every one of the Indie-Pop gems on Music City singer-songwriter Brontë Fall’s recent EP “Winter,” her third studio project. Bronte has crafted some scintillating lyrics and musical arrangements and sings with a voice so captivating that once through the 20-minute EP won’t be enough for your ears.

Watch the music video for “Beyond the Rain.” Inspired by Brontë’s experience with the 2020 East Nashville tornado, the video was co-directed by our old friend Kelsey Kopecky (of the dearly missed Kopecky Family Band) and Oceanna. Locals will love the line “I remember that night in Nashville, in the Mercy Lounge parking lot” in “To Be the One.” Sadly, it will soon take on a new meaning when that much-loved venue closes.

Gosh! It’s hard to avoid superlatives when it comes to how much I enjoy this record. Thanks, Brontë, for both the music and visiting 11 Questions. Having recently missed your Nashville show, I’m looking forward to getting another chance soon.

 

Where are you from originally, when did you move to Nashville and why?

I am originally from a northern suburb of Chicago, IL but spent 10 years out East studying in my late teens and twenties. After a two-year stint back in Chicago, I moved here because I saw a future for myself as a songwriter. I could see the next steps in my career. I also moved here for the community of artists. I was lacking a vision for my future as well as a flourishing supportive artist community in my previous life (back in Chicago). THANK GOD FOR NASHVILLE!

What are the first and the last records you bought, and where did you buy them? Were they CD, vinyl or digital?

I will shamelessly admit that my first record ever was either Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat or a Gloria Estefan record. That’s my musical theater nerd and 90’s diva lover side coming out!

The last record I bought was a Glenn Miller Orchestra record. My grandfather recently passed away at the young age of 103. He loved big band music and always had it playing around his house. I found the record at a used record store in Lake Orion, MI (while on tour), and it reminded me of him so much. I had to have it!

First and last live concerts that you’ve seen?

My first concert EVER was NSYNC and the last concert I went to was Sonia Leigh, Boys Club for Girls and Bonner Black at Third and Lindsley!

Whose star should be added to the Music City Walk of Fame?

Brandi Carlile or Taylor Swift.

Where do you go in Nashville for coffee and pizza?

I’m a tea drinker! I like Barista Parlor’s tea but I’m dying for High Garden to open back up!

For pizza- Five Points Pizza (obvi!)

What’s your favorite record to ever come out of Nashville?

Oh geez, that’s a tough one! Either Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s The Nashville Sound, Miranda Lambert’s The Weight of These Wings or Shania Twain’s Come on Over.

Where’s the best place to eat late night after a show?

Five Points Pizza.

The Bluebird calls and asks you to host an “In the Round.” Pick three local songwriters to join you.

Katie Pederson, Stacy Antonel, and Genna Matthew.

What are your favorite music venues to play in town?

The Bowery Vault and The Basement.

Name a musician who you’d like to see move here.

Grace Theisen (from Kalamazoo)

Finally, what’s in your musical future?

SO MUCH WRITING! This latest cycle of releasing an EP and touring has made me miss my creative side so much. I am bursting with song ideas!

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