Hot on the heels of the release of her debut single ‘Taking It Off’ last week, we get to know BRIA… from Brisbane!
If you missed that post, you can check it out HERE. Suffice to say, we were impressed enough to want to do a Get To Know feature with her to find out a little more about her.
In the answers below, BRIA name-checks Britney, Kylie, Calvin Harris, Sia, Gwen Stefani, Lana Del Rey and more. So she’s clearly got a good handle on some world class pop stars and their back catalogues.
But let’s dive deeper and find out a little more about BRIA from Brisbane!
01. Name : BRIA.
02. Where are you based? I’m based in Brisbane!
03. How did you get your start in music? On my sixth birthday, my fairy godmother appeared at the end of my bed with the ‘Hollaback Girl’ music video. I became OBSESSED with Gwen and music after that.
04. Give us five words to best describe you as an artist. Glistening, technicolor, spicy AND bold.
05. Tell us a little bit about your sound and how it developed. My sound is still developing! Mixing hyper-pop elements with conventional pop structures.
06. What’s your earliest musical memory? Watching the 2002 Kylie Minogue ‘Live Concert’ on VHS over and over and over again in preschool.
07. Who have been your musical influences? Jason Derulo, Sia and Etta James were my earliest loves.
08. What are your favourite songs of all time? Ainslie Wills – ‘Hawaii’, Lana Del Rey – ‘Ride’, Carly Simon – ‘Share The End’.
09. Where’s your favourite place to listen to music? My beat-up Toyota Echo. Her name is Butterfly Slayer. I got her a year ago and she’s already almost too broken to drive. ❤️
10. Who are your go-to artists when you’re feeling: Happy? Sad? Introspective? Exhausted? The only emotion I feel is ‘wake up and grind’, but I guess I can imagine what that’s like?
Happy : ‘Work Bitch’ – Britney Spears.
Sad : ‘Work Bitch’ – Britney Spears.
Introspective : ‘Work Bitch’ – Britney Spears.
Exhausted : ‘Work Bitch’ – Britney Spears.
11. What was the first album you ever bought? I bought Calvin Harris’s ’18 Months’ at a servo on a road trip to Melbourne when I was 12.
12. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. I’m super into stationery. In high school I would get my highlighters and pens imported from Japan.
13. What would your chosen career be if music wasn’t an option? I’m currently pursuing Social Media Management and influencing on the side of my musical journey! It would probably be in some kind of creative field.
14. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career? If you want to be successful, choose someone whose position you want to be in and do EXACTLY what they did to get there.
15. What’s been the highlight of your musical journey so far? The BRIA project is still such a baby, but when I was 16 I got the chance to play at Bluesfest as a part of the annual busking competition! And, of course, the entire experience working with Tejavu (my closest co-collaborator, who is my FAVOURITE producer).
16. What’s been the strangest experience you’ve had in the business? Honestly, nothing odd at all yet… and hopefully nothing too strange in the future!
17. If you could trade places with any artist in the world right now, who would it be? Probably Lorde, she seems very relaxed and in tune with herself and her sound at the moment. Hiatus has never looked and sounded so good.
18. Tell us about your debut release? ‘Taking It Off’ tells all of the highs and lows of a sneaky link. I wrote it about a rocky friends-to-lovers situation I was once in, whilst keeping a positive outlook. It’s fun and flirty, and I think many besties have experienced a ‘not quite dating, but not quite platonic’ situation.
19. What do your future plans involve? There may be a feature coming out very soon… shh!
20. Where can our audience catch you live? The live shows are few and far between at the moment, but they’re coming! Until then I’m always going live on my TikTok. ❤️
INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/bria.mp3
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/briastarbria
TIKTOK : https://www.tiktok.com/@bria_?
SOUNDCLOUD : https://soundcloud.com/briasworld
YOUTUBE : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmyj-9y64M3tX1rFY6QVNfw