Brooke Bentham’s “Control” Is About Ghosting & The Emotional Aftermath

Lo-fi pop

Photo: Lauren Maccabee

UK artist Brooke Bentham captures the experience of being ghosted and the emotional mess we’re left to deal with in her new single “Control.” Through hazy layers of percussions and burning croons, the track taps into the chaotic confusion and rising insecurities of receiving the silent treatment through all kinds of human communication. Getting ghosted is so common, yet so disorienting:

“It’s about when someone cuts you off entirely. It’s weird when someone does that,” she explained. “I got blocked out with absolutely no reason why, and it makes you question yourself and you just can’t stop thinking about it. you’re just talking to a wall; it’s bouncing back and you end up with this mess in your head.”

“Control” is from her upcoming album Everyday Nothing, which will be out on February 28th. Brooke will also kick off tour supporting Sam Fender in January and February in a few days:

Supporting Sam Fender ^


30th, Birmingham Academy^

31st, Bristol Academy^


3rd, Brixton Academy^

4th, Newcastle Academy^

6th, Newcastle Academy^


14th, Whelan’s, Dublin

16th, Yes, Manchester

18th, The Crofters Rights, Bristol

19th, Omeara, London

21st, Upstairs @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

23rd, Privatclub, Berlin