We had a chat with Toronto based artist, BRANT for our newest segment of Five Questions With. BRANT has recently released a video for the single, “Where The Light Comes In”, which you can check out below! Enjoy!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
I’m a Toronto based Alt/Pop artist (originally from Waterloo, ON) but have been in mostly rock focused outfits in the past so this stylistically was a big shift. The artist identity BRANT is actually my middle name which as a kid I hated. Who knew it would turn out to be my favourite musical endeavour to date.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
I’m a sucker for big, anthemic choruses and try to emulate that with my own music. I describe the sound as ‘Alternative Pop’ which is really just a fancy way of saying pop with substance. Sonically it’s a fusion of organic and electronic textures but my focus is always writing as strong of a hook as possible. I’m an advocate of the late Tom Petty’s approach to writing – ‘Don’t bore us, get to the chorus’.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I’m in the process of booking a few shows for March 2018 but nothing set in stone yet. The live show is energetic and engaging. I’m a fan of when other artists chat and engage the crowd so I make a concerted effort to connect with the audience in a meaningful way every time I get on stage.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
It definitely has to be the track that I just released a video for – ‘Where The Light Comes In’.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
The first ‘alternative’ Canadian artist I really loved was Hawksley Workman. I think he’s one of the most talented writer/producer in Canada and he always comes to mind when asked this question. I also really dig Whitehorse, Dear Rouge, Banners, Only Yours & an up and coming Toronto band called Blajk.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.