Dekker returns on April 30th with Small Wins (Soundcloud link) his first new single from his sophomore album scheduled for early 2022. His debut album Slow Reveal: Chapter One has been streamed over 8 Million times and aired on radio stations around the world; seeing heavy rotation in Europe and entering the NACC Top 200 (US college charts) at #70. Small Wins has a light touch. It’s a bouncy indie-folk song that doesn’t hide from or focus on the difficulties and uncertainties of life but rather celebrates the “Small Wins”.
Known as the American half of the Anglo-American Indie-Folk duo Rue Royale, Brookln Dekker is also now a solo artist under the surname-moniker Dekker. Brookln has been the principle songwriter for the band over the years but writing on behalf of the duo, from a collective-perspective. Having been known for their non-stop touring of Europe for over 6 years. Dekker’s “Slow Reveal” plots a pilgrimage of putting one foot in front of the other, an inward dig for purpose in a messy world. Pardon, cleansing, relief, resolve, propulsion … The paradox of dropping guard while positioning a hat. The decision to dance alone to snaking rhythms chopped out on guitar, twitching to insistent backbeats. Dekker is doing his own thing. He’s got his own sound. He’s got his own look. He’s got his own style. And though he’s garnering success on Spotify (The Love, This Here Island and Tethered, Wrapped Around) it seems he’d be doing this if no one was watching or listening. There is a passion that feels like it needs to come out.