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Bri Green – Be Alright

 

Artist Name:  Bri Green

 

Song Title:  Be Alright

 

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Debuting her seventh single in the past year, Bri Green prepares to release her latest single “Be Alright” to all streaming platforms on April 8th.

 

This single is a little bit of a contrast to her past releases. Having a stronger pop root than her previous songs, Green experiments with a new direction. Scared of the inevitable changes she was preparing to face in the future, Green decided to explore the anxieties she was feeling towards the upcoming months. However, with the current global pandemic, this song has a little bit of a stronger meaning. Now more than others, there are countless people afraid of changes and uncertainties happening in the world.

 

For Chicago native Bri Green, music has always been an escape. Having played the piano since the age of six, she first started writing songs simply as a personal coping mechanism. Upon her arrival to Indiana for college, however, Green slowly noticed that others were relating to her music as well. As the now Indianapolis-based singer continues to realize her gift for songwriting, she desires the opportunity for more people to experience her minimalistic blend of bedroom pop.

 

Already that dream is beginning to come to fruition: since unveiling her first singles in the top half of 2019, Green has seen an early placement on several prominent playlists, including one of Spotify’s Fresh Finds editorials. With plans to record and release additional material, all culminating in an eventual full project sometime down the road, Bri Green has a lot more in store, so there’s no better time than now to escape with her.

~ Topher Parks, TUNED UP

 

I’m really excited for this release. I have taken a little bit of a break from releasing music the past months as I was trying to focus on my school work, but I never took a break from writing. Music has always and will always be such an important part of my life and even if I wanted to avoid it, I wouldn’t be able to. This song came from a really frustrating time in my life. Going into my senior year of college, I was really anxious about what was to come after graduation, especially considering I am trying to pursue in music. On top of graduation, I was also planning on moving about 9 hours from my current location. There was so much change I was waiting to experience, but now that it’s been paused, it seems even more stressful given the current state of the world. Everyone right now is feeling a similar anxiety of uncertainty, change, and fear. We all just want to know that everything will Be Alright.

~Bri Green

 

Tell us what your fans are saying about your music.

I think a lot of people have found comfort in my music overall. Music has always been my escape from the world and the one place to go to feel understood.

 

When I work on writing and releasing music, it’s my goal to make other people feel as understood as it made me feel. My most popular song, Let Me Go, has received a lot of heartbreaking and supportive comments. I wrote it about a toxic relationship I was in and a lot of listeners have commented back to me that they were in similar situations and this song is very relatable to them.

 

When I wrote Be Alright, I was thinking about how nervous I was for the future since I am graduating college this year. There’s a lot of excitement but also fear and uncertainty that come with it.

 

In addition to the emotions I was already feeling, Covid-19 has made and even more stressful time. I wanted people to be able to hear this song and know they aren’t alone since many people are facing the same struggles right now. Based off of the feedback I have received, I think I was successful.

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Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favourite.

When I am looking for a favourite song, I usually take the lyrics heavily into consideration. My favourite songs have a lot of emotion and relatable feelings in them. Music is so powerful in that an artist can portray an emotion and so many people will be able to relate to it for different reasons.

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Tell us the names of producers you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

A producer I would love to collaborate with is Malay. He collaborated with Lewis Capaldi on his first EP and Lewis Capaldi is my all-time favorite singer right now. I love the meaning all his songs have and the production always enhances the music to give it the true feeling it needs.

 

Kygo is another producer I really like. He’s worked with a lot of my other favourite artists and his production always makes the song feel full and atmospheric while still sounding beautiful.

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Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

If I had the chance to collaborate with Lewis Capaldi, that would be life-changing… Like I mentioned, he is my favourite artists and it would be a goal of mine to have songs as powerful as is.

 

I would also love to collaborate with JP Saxe, Julia Michaels and Lennon Stella. They all have a really unique insight in their lyrics and they are really strong at coming up with original ideas.

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Tell us your favourite TV show and state your reason.

My favourite TV show changes pretty regularly. I would say the ones I put on the most are Friends and New Girl. I like that they are mainly comedies but they still have some kind of emotional plot with different relationships and friendships.

 

 

I recently binge-watched ‘The Good Place’ and I really enjoyed that too. I thought it was a very unique concept and it didn’t feel like any parts of the show were lacking.

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Tell us your best mood to create a song.

My best mood to create a song is usually after I have gone through some kind of situation. If I try to write while I am too caught up in emotions, I get too focused on trying to make sure the lyrics match exactly what I want and how I am feeling. If I wait until after the event is over, it’s easier for me to reflect on how I was feeling without being too caught up in trying to make the lyrics perfect. A lot of times certain lines will come to me randomly throughout the day and I’ll write them down. Once I have a shortlist going, I’ll sit down at my piano and try to make them fit together.

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Tell us your interpretation of fame or success

For me success is just being able to have my music offer an outlet when people listen. I want to know I am helping people and they are gaining something from listening to my music. I try to write what’s important to me and I know a lot of people go through the same things so I want them to feel heard.

 

I would love to be able to make music a full-time job but as long as people are finding comfort and enjoying my music I will consider it a success.

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Tell us the names of artists you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

Like I mentioned earlier, Lewis Capaldi is my all-time favourite artist so it would be a dream come true to collaborate with him. A lot of his music has been such a relief for me and I think his personality, in general, is really enjoyable.

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Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.

The first time I was recording in a studio I felt pretty nervous. I was still learning what my sound was and how to be confident with what I was trying to create.

 

After releasing my first song, Almost Do, I was really inspired by the feedback and everyone had a positive response to it, which helped when I was working in the future.

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Tell us how you approach songwriting.

I approach songwriting just trying to cope with different experiences I’ve been through or how I imagine my friends are feeling based on what they are going through. I usually have to wait for ideas to come to me because if I sit down just trying to write I get too frustrated and try too hard to be perfect, that it’s a lot harder to create.

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Tell us your opinion on blending genres or experimenting with sound.

I think blending genres and experimenting with sound is really important. A lot of music now is repetitive and similar so having a unique sound can make you stand out and give your music something that’s memorable.

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Tell us how you deal with rejection.

Rejection is something that comes a lot in the music industry. I usually don’t let it get to me too much because I know it’s something everyone will face. I think it can even be helpful at times to hear people say what they don’t like and what could be improved so I know what I need to work on and how to better reach expectations that a listener has.

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Elaborate on what compels you to sing.

I feel compelled to sing because music has always been an important part of my life. I started playing piano when I was 6 but didn’t really fall in love with songwriting and singing until I was about 14/15. I didn’t really plan to make music something I dedicated so much time to but as I grew older and closer to music, I realized it was something I was very passionate about. I never planned to make it as important as it was but as years went by, there was no denying how powerful and impactful it was to me.

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Tell us how you record your vocals.

There are a few steps I go through to record vocals. I first make a demo for the song in general and then after it’s been produced a little I experiment with what harmonies and echoes that I want.

 

Once the song is fully produced, I record a final track of vocals and work to find what’s the best fit in how I want the song to sound.

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Tell us the software you used mostly for recording.

When I am initially creating my demo, I use mostly Logic Pro X. It’s the software I feel more comfortable with. When I work with producers, they usually use Pro Tools and Ableton for the production and mixing/mastering of a piece.

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Discuss the selling of CDs and the selling of digital files through digital stores.

The selling of digital files is something that is constantly adapting to this generation. People don’t really buy music anymore as they spend their money on streaming sites like Spotify and Apple Music. I think these sites are really beneficial because they make music more accessible and trackable compared to selling CDs.

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Elaborate on the song.

I wrote this song when I was feeling lost and nervous about the future. Being a college senior is a scary time and I was facing a lot of doubt. I know music is what I want to do for a living but I’m not at a place financially or with a strong enough fanbase that I can do that. I was going back and forth debating what kind of path I needed to take to where I need to be and how scared I was that I wasn’t going to be successful enough to achieve my dreams. It’s still a fear I have but I think I have a good plan that can help me get to where I want to be.

 

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