Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L shares stunning visual for "Lavender"
"I want the people that listen to my music to know it's okay, you aren’t alone, you will find yourself," Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L. said in an interview. "You have my support. There’s always love on this side."
Brooklyn, New York-based artist Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L. is back with another release and it's an impressive visual to say the least. This time, he's sharing the video for his song "Lavender," which is an artistic and creative expression that serves as one of his most impressive releases to date.
In his traditional, spoken-word like delivery, Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L. shows audiences that he's capable of creating a melody that is catchy and ultimately something you can vibe to. His visual for "Lavender" is a unique take on a TrapSoul record, and puts the independent artist's talents on full display.
The "Lavender" visual comes as a follow up to his latest release, Hail Mary, which is a two-track EP. Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L. is a talented artist with lots of ambition and dedication to his craft. Be on the lookout for what he has coming next.
Keep reading to watch the "Lavender" visual and to learn more about him.
What city are you from/ Where are you based now? Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I love my city. What is your artist name? What is your real name? How did you get your artist name? Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L is a play on my real name. Specifically my middle name. The acronym stands for Social Youth Never Donate Eternal Love. For me it represents so much of my upbringing. It really touches on two main things. First being, as you grow up, your love for certain things and hobbies fade as you try to find yourself, and that's perfectly okay! Second being usually the brightest and people in the room are normally the most troubled behind closed doors, it's a reminder to check on your "strong friend."
At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music? I got into a pretty bad car accident that kind of lead me down a rabbit hole of drugs, sex and emotional trauma. That led to me needing therapy about two years later. Unfortunately my insurance dropped my therapist after my first visit. I was asked more than a few questions on that visit and I was supposed to come back with answers in the next. That never happened obviously, so I turned to voicing my answers to the microphone.
Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how? For sure! Growing up I bounced around a lot between visiting family members. Long story short, each family member had a different favorite genre. Neo-Soul, Alternative Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B, etc etc. The only way I was able to connect with my family members was through their favorite music. So I took the time to study that. How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you? I would describe the music as something that hides in plain sight. My delivery is something like spoken word, it's very conversational. The vibe is usually dark and melodic, melancholic as well. My lyrics are always heartfelt because that's all I know how to be. It's odd. I feel like if you asked 12 different people this question you would get 12 different answers. What ultimately inspired you to dedicate yourself to a music career? Almost dying in that car accident. Figured if I'm going to die anyway, I might as well expand on my talents and have as much fun as I can until that day comes.
What’s one reason you are passionate about music and what inspires you? My life and experiences. I used to live out of my car and moonlight at bars exchange for food. That’s what introduced me to alcohol and Brooklyn nightlife. Working in the bar industry in Brooklyn, it doesn’t take much to get introduced to liquor, drugs, and sex. I heavily engaged in all trying to find myself. It’s a journey, I’m still on the ride. Once the music started taking off a bit, all those things increased. I can’t tell you if it’s good or bad. But what I can tell you is that they’re all a part of my story, everything in my music is 100 percent real. I use music as therapy so I would be doing myself a disservice if I wasn’t honest in it. Do you have any hobbies outside of music? What do you do to stay creative? I love to creative direct photoshoots and come up with ideas for shows and movies I would like to bring to life. I just love creating dope stuff and surrounding myself with people that do as well. But when I'm not doing any of that stuff you can probably just catch me watching basketball, smoking some good weed, or watching the latest interview released one of my favorite artists. Who are some of your main musical influences? Off the top of my head? I would list these artists Frank Ocean, Bryson Tiller, Travis Scott, XXXTentacion and 6lack. I wouldn't be here without those guys. What are some of your music career goals for the future? Just being able to tour, make memories and do shows for the fans every year. I would love to work with all the artists I would listen to everyday growing up. The collaboration and the final product are always worth it! The journey is something I look forward to . Tell us about some of your latest releases. What are they about? The last project I dropped was a two-track EP called Hail Mary. My single "Tom Brady" was the lead single for it and it's doing pretty well numbers wise. It's looking like it's going to be my most successful release yet. I'm focused on building my YouTube presence right now, which is where my videos are finally coming into play. "Lavender" is finally coming to life! It's my take on a TrapSoul record and I'm really proud about how the video turned out. As most may know, Bryson Tiller is a big reason why I found the confidence to make music of my own. What has the response been like to that project? The best release yet. I'm happy to say it seems as though the audience is growing and becoming more invested in the music. That's all that matters here, the music. What are some projects you’ve done in the past that you are most proud of and why? Haha, it's like you're asking me to pick my favorite kid. I'm proud of all my releases equally. I will say the song I silently root for the most might be "Pisces." That was the first song I released where I fully embraced the idea that if I drop something fully being myself then the world will mess with it. That song started a snowball effect that I'm still riding as we move through this year. So I'm super grateful for that.
What message do you hope fans take away from your music? I want the people that listen to my music to know it's okay, you aren’t alone, you will find yourself. You have my support. There’s always love on this side.
Watch the "Lavender" official video below.