Suzie Brown writes songs to process her life. For a singer-songwriter, it’s not that unique of a creative impulse. But when you’re also a cardiologist, used to being stoic and selfless on the job, the catharsis is even more essential.
“Music is my place to be honest,” says Brown. “I can say how I'm really feeling. I like not having to be so strong."
With her gift for unforgettable melodies and evocative lyrics, it’s hard to imagine it’s been only a few years since she penned her first song. In that time, she’s been named a finalist in the Mountain Stage NewSong contest, a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, among other accolades, and had her music featured at Starbucks, The Gap and Anthropologie.
If she has no plans to give up her part-time clinical job, it’s because she has a true affinity for medicine. But, music, she says, is who she is.
“I can’t believe that my life was ever any way than it is right now,” says Brown.