Artist To Watch - Brika
Miami artist, managed under Art House Records, Brika takes a background of diverse influences to her unique sound and singer-songwriter work. With hints of Alternative music and Jazz, R&B -especially in her vocal- and Latin influences, Brika creates a sound that could fit perfectly in the NPR Tiny Desk or a corner coffeeshop, while also filling bigger show venues with a strong persona and full, assertive voice.
While Brika has only yet released three songs, I have been obsessing over them all since IndieShuffle tweeted and posted about her newest release, Options, the smooth, jazzy, cyclical groover that builds the entire song without reaching a point of excess or indulgence. Options feels as though the simplicity in Brika’s songwriting comes from an effortless, natural chip off the young musician’s go-get-em charisma.
However, Brika’s first release, Mumbai, is definitely my favorite so far. Another simple yet strong song, its pulsing beat and melody with chorus vocal riffs move the listener steadily forward and craving more. Mumbai also pulls clear influences from Miami’s Latin music scenes. Mumbai is the gentle yet articulate R&B Samba that will teach you how to move those hips.
Follow Brika everywhere for the latest updates, great music, and hipster points! She’s just on the brink of notice and surprisingly, her pages are not too busy yet - sure to change soon. Get on this bandwagon, Brika will not disappoint! Sounds like: Sara Bareilles, Ella Eyre, Jessie Ware.
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