Interview With Bri McKay: 'My music is there to inspire people, make people feel, and to heal'
We were fortunate enough to interview singer/songwriter Bri McKay.
When did you realise that you had a passion for music?
My parents joke that I “popped out of the womb singing.” I started training at 9 years old but didn’t start writing until I was about 14. It started as just therapy. Then I realized I had a knack for it, and I just never stopped.
Who are your main inspirations as an artist?
I grew up listening to Prince, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey but I wanted my music to go in direction like Kelly Clarkson, and Demi Lovato.
What would you like to achieve as an artist?
My main goal is to make recording, writing, and performing my full time career and to get signed to a label (major or indie). My music is there to inspire people, make people feel, and to heal like music did - and still does - for me.
What is your most memorable moment while being an artist?
The feeling the first time I put my lyrics to music and created an (albeit raw) unmixed or mastered but full song was magical! I felt like my dreams were actually achievable and I have what it takes to make it happen.
Who is the biggest artist you’ve worked with?
I came from the Musical Theatre world with my degree from KD Conservatory in Dallas, Tx. Just releasing my first solo single, most of my success has come from working with amazing triple threats like myself- most notably going to school and performing with Clinton Greenspan who currently plays Aladdin on Broadway.
Tell us a little more about your recent project?
My previous bandmate from “Current Waves” collaborated and wrote the instrumentals.
“Hurts So Good” is probably one of the most honest and lyrically vulnerable songs I’ve written and shared. It can be interpreted many ways but it was written in the feeling of loving someone so much that when they go home, you feel a physical pain. But it is also melded with the heartbreak of loving someone bad for you.
What should we be looking forward to from you in the future?
I’m currently working on an upbeat pop single to be released before the end of 2020, and I’m super excited to share it with the world. It is a completely different vibe than Hurts So Good. It’s super fun!
Is there anything else you would like to tell our readers?
I’m excited to get to know you- my audience- and bring more entertainment for you to enjoy. Yo can get to know me on a more intimate level on my Instagram: @brimckay_music. Follow the music and I’ll take you on a beautifully inspired journey.
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