It's been a decade since the release of Flags, the album that shot Brooke Fraser to international fame. In this 3-part podcast series, Brooke takes you behind the scenes of this seminal album to show you the good bits, the not so good bits & everything in between. Featuring interviews with the personnel and music industry team behind the album, this is your chance to hear never-before-told stories of a classic.
I’ll Leave You A Tune - Part 3
There’s no doubt that, for a tiny island nation at the bottom of the world, New Zealand does incredibly well on the world music stage. And a lot of our most successful artists are women - Lorde, of course, but also Benee, Kimbra, Ladyhawke, Bic Runga, Anika Moa, Gin Wigmore, Aldous Harding, Nadia Reid, Hollie Smith, Shona Laing, Jenny Morris - and Brooke Fraser
In part 3 of Resonate, we'll head into the studio during the recording sessions of Flags, speak to to the personnel who helped capture the songs, and also explore what empowers so many incredible female musicians here in Aotearoa
Join Brooke alongside the people that brought Flags to life: Boh Runga (Vocal Producer), Eric Robinson (Engineer), Joe Zook (Mixing) & Godfrey de Grut (Keyboard & String arrangements) - alongside Kim Boshier (Head of Sony Music New Zealand) & local artist Paige
Each One a Song to Sing - Part 2
Join Brooke & guests for part 2 of Resonate: 10 Years of Brooke Fraser's Flags. In this episode, we delve into the songwriting, creative process and stories that inspired Flags, and look deeper at the events and moments that led up to the album - from Albertine to touring, this is how Brooke's iconic album came to be.
Alongside Brooke herself, this episode features; Brooke's manager Campbell Smith, Sony Music New Zealand head Kim Boshier & Aqualung's Matt Hales
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Like Flags On The Land – Part 1
It's October 2010 - Lady Gaga has just recieved an award in a dress made of meat, and back in New Zealand a local song has just knocked Bruno Mars off the top spot on the charts. This is the beginning of the story for Brooke Fraser's Flags. In this first episode of Resonate, Brooke takes you on a journey through her unforgettable singles Something In The Water, Coachella & Betty, and how the iconic album came to be. Listen as we explore her unique and special relationship with fans alongside never-before-told stories from the team that was behind her every step of the way.
Alongside Brooke herself, this episode features; Brooke's manager Campbell Smith, Sony Music New Zealand head Kim Boshier, NZ On Air's David Ridler, music critic Nick Bollinger & Richard Perry, Brooke's UK radio plugger.
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Trailer - 10 Years of Brooke Fraser's Flags
It's been a decade since the release of Flags, the album that shot Brooke Fraser to international fame. Subscribe now to be the first to hear Episode 1 of this 3-part podcast series, and listen to Brooke take you behind the scenes of her classic album.
Beautiful documentary podcast on one of my absolutely favorite albums in history
When I heard of this podcast I was so excited because Flags is not only my favorite Brooke Fraser album, it’s one of my all time favorite albums in history. This was a beauty experience to hear inside information I never knew about while listening to this podcast. I also enjoyed Brooke at the end referencing The Lord of Rings in a powerful way about not taking glory for yourself and quoting C.S. Lewis’ powerful words on originality. Beautiful doc for a beautiful and wonderful album for the ages.
There’s something in the “awkwardness” that makes us love you like we do! 🎵🎶☺️😂😜
I can’t even describe how thankful I am for Brooke and her music throughout the years! I’m from Costa Rica and I first heard of her when I was in high school around 2008. It was a crazy time and her music was something I could hold onto in the midst of uncertain times, happy times and basically all times! It is crazy how even now her songs still bring me back together too and remind me why I do what I do. I love how different the sounds , the instruments in every song are. It is one of my favorite parts of every song and album, listening to those little details in the music and lyrics. Thanks Brooke for such a wonderful gift you have and give to all of us with your passion, love and music!
Great album, great podcast!
Thank you for the introspective look back that breathes new life into the songs we have enjoyed for the last decade. We love you Brooke!