Who is WILLOWBROOK?
Hello! My name is Willowbrook :)
I'm a 20-year-old folk musician based in Southern Ontario. I've been singin' since I learned how to make sounds and picked up my first instrument in first grade, so music has always been a significant part of my life. I've got acoustic guitar, piano, and banjo on my main roster with a few extra instruments and sound makers in my toolbelt.
As Melody Grace, I released my first-ever EP in January 2022, 'What's the Forecast?'. It was my self-produced COVID bedroom release, which I admit I went into with little to no understanding of how to produce. I've come a long way since then and have been able to learn from a lot of very talented musicians and producers.
Not long after, I chose my new name, Willowbrook. I rebranded and re-released 'What's the Forecast?' under my new name, and released my most popular song, and the song that really got me started, 'Sweet Diana'.
From September to the last day of 2022, Sweet Diana hit 50,000 streams, a reception I could have never imagined. I was able to venture out on a mini-tour and played my first out-of-town show in the beautiful city of Montreal. I am constantly grateful for the immense support I have received in such a short time.
My newest single, 'Waltz of the Birds and the Bees' is out now and will be part of my first studio EP, Eden, which will be coming in the fall.
If you want to keep up to date with the Willowbrook happenings, make sure to sign up for the Willowbrook Newsletter and follow my Instagram where you can get live and last-minute updates (and the occasional goofy meme).
Willowbrook is about community—a space for safety, acceptance, and a comfortable place to challenge perspectives and grow together.
Just as I used to dance under the safety of the branches of the willow, I hope you can find refuge and joy in my art.