Born and raised in New York, Bria The Artist is a singer/songwriter, producer, painter, sketch artist and poet. She’s the millennial renaissance woman who does it all. Gaining her musical start in her Peekskill, NY church choir, Bria understood the value of putting her spiritual essence into her art. A few years before expanding that into the diverse brand we see today, she attended first HBCU, Lincoln University, as a Visual Arts major where she taught herself to play keys and began performing in campus showcases and talent shows. It was during her sophomore year attending her alma mater when she began writing and producing her own music publicly.
With a sound that brings neo-soul into the future, she has since written a handful of songs including her first single, “T.R.E.E.S. (To Reach Every Existing Seed)” in October, 2017 and her entire recently released first album, Moon Swings. Bria has also written music alongside Soul Train Award-winning jazz vocalist Nicole Henry and internationally acclaimed producer/songwriter DJ Gomi. The Artist has also recorded and worked closely with international jazz musician Richie Goods. As a millennial woman who produces and creates her own beats, Bria’s style of writing and singing is heavily influenced by Erykah Badu, D’angelo, and Andre 3000 with more modern influences such as Frank Ocean and Noname. Often using unconventional instruments and sounds in her music like the Japanese koto or the flute, her sound is described by listeners as soulful, nostalgic and easy to “vibe” to. With such a distinctive range in writing styles and tones, Bria The Artist’s music is truly a genre of its own.
Bria The Artist has performed various shows at noteable venues including, but not limited to the legendary SOB’s, The Hideout (Toronto), and BeanRunner Café. Officially an international artist, Bria is currently on a 12-city promotional tour after winning a music competition in Brooklyn, NY with Artkitek agency. Having done interviews with FUBU Radio, SWB Radio, DTF Radio (The Fix Show) and Style N Soul Magazine, Bria The Artist plans to continue sharing her story with viewers and listeners around the globe.
"To spark an effortlessly electrifying wave of connectivity through the soulful, ethereal energies of my music and art." —Bria The Artist
Being an artist in all forms, Bria The Artist believes each musical project and performance should be a unique experience, thus creating visual aesthetics related to the essence of each musical work.