Review: "Way Too Young" - Brooke Daye
“Way Too Young” by Brooke Daye is the soundtrack of every young adult facing the world on their own. People often say they hate being an adult. Turning eighteen is overwhelming for most, now that we have bills to pay and taxes to file. As the years go on, young adults are asked when they are going to get their life together and when they are going to settle down. In “Way Too Young”, Daye rejects these questions. She is tired of “always pleasing everybody”. Instead, she embraces her youth and wants to take advantage of the time she has now. She wants to party, have fun with friends, and make mistakes while she still can. She tells anyone who objects that they can “kindly kiss my ass”. This song is an important reminder for every young person that it is okay if they do not have everything figured out yet and that they are allowed to be happy and carefree.
Brooke Daye has a way of creating a song that immediately catches the attention of listeners. With songs like “Jeffery Dahmer”, which catches the attention of true crime fans by the title alone, to the impressive guitar intro in “Fts”, she is able to create songs that are unforgettable. “Way Too Young” is no exception to this pattern. The very first lyric kickstarts the song with Daye singing “I’m way too young to give a fuck”. This sets the tone for the entire song. She is done with people telling her what she should be doing with her life and how she should be feeling. She is over it, and she does not hold back. The lyrics are very honest and raw, highlighting Daye’s remarkable songwriting talent.
Brooke Daye is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. Within ten months of moving to the city, she signed her first publishing deal. In 2019, she released her first single, “Same Page”, which has over 9 million streams on Spotify. Then in 2020, she released her debut EP, Narcissist, which includes five tracks. Daye has cowritten with notable songwriters, such as Louie Lastic, Rush Hr, and Jasper Harris. She has nearly 50,000 monthly listeners on Spotify with over 8.2 million total streams.
Written By Karlee Smith