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Emerging hip-hop artist Brae has recently released his debut EP, Summer. On top of that, he’s also released a single of the same name, along with a music video. “Summer” comes after his debut single, “Cop My Style” which received positive praise and garnered over 55,000 streams across multiple music platforms.
Brae shares on his EP,
“Much like the season itself, ‘Summer’ has a fun, carefree sound that will definitely keep the party going and good times flowing,” says hip-hop artist Brae. “This album is very distinct and emulates who I am as an artist. While the EP makes for a great party record, there’s a great mix of vocals and freestyling as well as a blend of beats and melodies that come together to create something really special. ‘Summer’ is the product of a lot of hard work, and I’m really excited to finally share it with everyone.”
Check out the video below, and find out more about Brae in our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hey, my name is Brae! I’m a 20-year-old Hip-Hop/R&B artist hailing from Kitchener, Ontario. I grew up surrounded by music, and now I live and breathe it. Ultimately, I want my audiences to remember my name and my sound, and I hope to reach and influence listeners worldwide.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
My writing process is very much about feeling the music and trying to tap into the vibe that melody gives off. Creating harmonies and catchy choruses is a skill that I have honed in on for quite some time now – it is truly the bread and butter to my songwriting and composition.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
In terms of upcoming performances, I do in fact have a show coming up in October for the Subzero Festival at Maxwell’s Concerts and Events in Waterloo, Ontario. It is definitely going to be show you don’t want to miss! The date is TBA, but if you follow me on Instagram @braeofficial, I will be announcing the date very soon. At my performances, audiences can expect a very chill vibe when I want to spill my heart out and really speak to people, but I can definitely make the crowd move when it’s time to turn it up a notch! At the end of the day, I live and love to perform – it’s a time where I feel most like myself!
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
For me, it is quite difficult to just pick one song off of my new EP Summer, but if I had to choose, it would have to be “Violets”. Listeners can check it out on Spotify and Apple Music.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/artists?
Justin Bieber and Drake are Canadian artists I truly look up to. There is a lot to be learned from the way they have grown as artists, and the impact they have had both on Canadian culture and music culture as a whole.
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.