Brooklyn

Album: You Signed Up For This (2021)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song describes a trip Maisie Peters and her twin sister Ellen took to New York in 2019 when they were both 19 and vacationing without their parents for the first time.

    The track starts off with their flight from Gatwick airport at 2 a.m. before chronicling their adventures in The Big Apple. "It's really special to me because it's not about love or relationships," Peters told The Sun. "It's a breakaway moment of escapism."
  • Maisie Peters wrote "Brooklyn" with the track's producer, Sophie Frances Cooke (Jess Glynne' s "All I Am," Dua Lipa's "Hallucinate"). They wrote the song in a Suffolk County barn Airbnb, which they turned into a makeshift studio.
  • Maisie Peters recorded the song for her debut album, You Signed Up for This. The record charts her journey from growing up in the sleepy small town of Steyning, West Sussex, to adulthood, via school crushes ("Outdoor Pool"), being taken advantage of ("Psycho"), heartbreak ("Tough Act'"), and this song about her first holiday with her twin sister.

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