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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // June 26, 2020
After moving to sunny Los Angeles, Shae Brock developed a dream pop sound that captivates us like no other. Having already collaborated with Gucci Mane and Kodie Shane, Brock is sure to be a one to watch this year. With plans to release her highly anticipated EP this summer, Brock is giving us a generous preview with her breathtaking new single, “Hollywood Mansion.”
With glistening vocals, Brock captivates us instantly with “Hollywood Mansion.” As a matter of fact, “Hollywood Mansion” makes us feel like we’re living in The Great Gatsby’s world of grandeur and ostensibility. Between the soothing guitars and subtle percussion, “Hollywood Mansion” surprises us with electrifying guitars that’ll sweep you off your feet.
On “Hollywood Mansion,” Shae Brock exclusively shared with us,
“Nostalgic to the golden age and written in the dreamy city, one thing will always stay the same throughout the decades – the enchantment of meeting someone special. Suddenly everything becomes grandiose like in the cinema.”
The Hidden Hits has your first listen of “Hollywood Mansion” below:
To celebrate the release of her new music, we recently chatted with Shae Brock about mansions, Secret House Show, and of course, “Hollywood Mansion.”
HH: How did you first get into music?
SB: I don’t remember my life without music. When I was five, I began piano lessons but my attention was always drawn towards learning the guitar. I begged my mother to restring my grandpa’s Yamaha guitar, and the guy who was painting our house taught me a few chords. From there I learned how to write/craft songs and poetry and the rest bloomed.
HH: You’ve been compared to the likes of Janis Joplin and Stevie Nicks. Were there any artists in particular that inspired you to make music?
SB: Growing up, my parents listened to a bunch of 70s/80s rock and of course the 90s hits. I gravitated towards No Doubt, Madonna, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones and Pat Benatar–to name a few.
HH: “Hollywood Mansion” is such a dreamy track that almost transports us back to a vintage decade. What inspired “Hollywood Mansion?”
SB: “Hollywood Mansion” is nostalgic to the golden age and written in the dreamy city, one thing will always stay the same throughout the decades, that is the enchantment of meeting someone special. Suddenly everything becomes grandiose like in the cinema. It all started when “I saw you dancing, at the Hollywood Mansion.” This is one of my favorite songs I’ve written.
HH: What are some items you’d want in your mansion if you had one?
SB: Oh, If I had a mansion it would only be complete with a fantastic collection of vintage clothing, a recording studio, a gorgeous city view, and a celebration with my close friends and dancing! Hello, Mr. Gatsby?
HH: Tell us about Secret House Show! How can creatives get involved?
SB: Secret House Show is a hub for artists in LA that I started with a few close friends who are also artists. We felt that since the world has become so digital, having a place in the city for artists to come connect in real life, showcase and network is essential. Due to COVID-19, we have postponed all events. But once things open up, we will begin small gatherings again. You can get involved via our IG @secrethouseshow or submit a performance request through our web page!
HH: If you could have anyone in the music industry be your mentor, who would you pick?
SB: Tough question! There are so many incredible people I’d want to learn so much from. Stevie Nicks might be the winner though.
HH: What are your three hidden hits?
SB: “Origins” – Tennis
“Prototype” – NoMBe
“Don’t Know How To Keep Loving You” – Julia Jacklin