Brielle Marie Talks Having Her Project Presented by Snoop Dogg, Influences, & Remixing Tracks - By Matthew Pacchione
Central Florida’s Brielle Marie answered some of my questions in anticipation of her Winter 2020 release, “Floating.” The singer-songwriter released the LP Tranquility, presented by Snoop Dogg, in 2019, and an EP in 2020 called Summertime Chill.
A down-to-earth, self-described “girly” person, Brielle is also an Autism awareness advocate. A number of proceeds from her single “Only Human” went towards the Autism Society of America (www.autism-society.org) and she performed it for the Autism Walk at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Q: Tell us about your new track, “Floating.” What was it like working on it? Was it different than any other song you've recorded, or have you been using the same process?
"Floating" has a very somber, soft, pretty, feel-good vibe. The song is about love and how love makes you feel so warm, happy and alive - and how it makes you feel like you’re "Floating."
My recording and writing process has pretty much always been the same. I typically write melodies and words to a beat. Then, in the studio, I record the hook first, and then the verses. The song later gets mixed and sometimes the beat will get tweaked before the song is mastered.
This song in particular is different from other songs I have recorded because my singing on the song is very light and airy almost like a whisper, because that's the type of singing that the vibe of the record needed.
Q: Has COVID had any negative impact on your music career?
No, it hasn't. I work on music when I'm inspired and you can work on music from home. I just recently went back into the studio to record though because many studios were shut down for a little bit due to COVID.
Q: What's up with the "Snoop Dogg Presents" on the Tranquility album? There must be a story here!
Snoop Dogg and his label allowed me to release my album using "Snoop Dogg Presents". Snoop’s A&R found my music originally on SoundCloud and some of songs ended up being reshared on Snoop Dogg’s SoundCloud page. An A&R is someone on a record label who scouts out talent/artists. I have never personally met Snoop Dogg, though.
Q: You've remixed a lot of your tracks - why is that?
I like having different versions of my songs available. Sometimes people end up liking the remix versions better. My song "Only Human," for example, is a ballad but the remix version is one that people can dance and vibe to more. Also, the remix version ended up in a movie called “Signature Move.”
Q: I've seen the genre "Future Soul" applied to your music - do you agree? What does that mean to you - is there anything important to that label?
Future soul is more of a fusion of different types of genres such as pop and electronica, but I don't think my music fits into just one genre. I think it has elements of RnB, Jazz, bedroom pop and future soul.
Q: Do you draw on any other influences in your life?
For music I draw more from real life experiences. Sometimes I have watched a movie and it gives me inspiration to sing or write such as the movie "Begin Again" with Adam Levine and Keira Knightley.
Q: What's the common thread between all your musical influences that you try to emulate?
One of my Influences is Sade - I love her sultry and somber vibe and sound. I love Amy Winehouse, the Beatles, and Smoky Robinson, too. I think they all have amazing songs. I love the vibe of Sade's music and Smoky Robinson is a huge Influence of mine for his song writing. Each one of them are artists, not just singers. It's not about who sings the best but who has the best songs, songs that make you feel something.
Q: Thank you for this interview!
Thanks for reaching out!
Brielle Marie’s music can be found on all streaming platforms, including Spotify, Tidal, and YouTube.
Watch the “My Forever Love” music video here:
Brielle can also be found on Instagram: briellemarie17 https://www.instagram.com/briellemarie17/?hl=en