Brooke Fraser translated her pensive and intelligent folk-pop into massive commercial success, emerging as one of the best-selling New Zealand singer/songwriters in history via her 2003 debut LP, What to Do with Daylight. Brooke Fraser composed her first original song, and a few years later she taught herself guitar. Following a breakout performance at the Christian music festival Parachute in 2000, Brooke relocated to Auckland, signed a management deal with producer Matty J, and inked a multi-album deal with Sony.Albertine the album received plaudits all around, the following year Brooke Fraser cleaned up at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards, taking gongs for Album of the Year, Best Pop Album, Single of the Year, Best Female Artist, and the People’s Choice Award. Returning to the studio in 2014 – after 18 months of writing in various locations Brooke set about recording her fourth album, with David Kosten co-producing. Recorded at his West London studio, with orchestral work being done at the legendary Abbey Road, the release saw Brooke opting for a more experimental sound than that of her previous releases. Brutal Romantic was released in late 2014.