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Get to know independent artist Braveaux

Braveaux's latest EP Beautiful Disaster is out everywhere!

Meet independent artist Braveaux, from Charlotte, NC. He released his latest EP Beautiful Disaster recently and it serves as a great introduction to the upcoming artist's talents.

Keep reading to learn more about him!

What city are you from/ Where are you based now?

I was born in Charlotte, grew up in Gastonia, a smaller city right outside of Charlotte. I’ve been living in Charlotte since 2015.

What is your artist name? What is your real name? How did you get your artist name? 

My first name is Brandon. A good friend of mine started calling me Bravo in like ‘09. I used to edit myspace pics and put “Bravo” on them lol. After a while I just changed the spelling to “Braveaux,” and it stuck. 

At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music? 

I knew I wanted to do music around the time I dropped out of college. I always had a passion for making music. I’ve been playing guitar for 12 years. But I began to take music more seriously around 2016, when I started doing shows.

Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how? 

Definitely. I grew up with my dad playing all types of music, from jazz, to Angie Stone, Stevie Wonder, the list goes on. The range of music he played made me really appreciate and realize what good music was at an early age. 

How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you?

Versatile. I try to make sure the next song I make doesn’t sound like the last one. I can come with melodies on some tracks you can play around your grandma, but also tracks that might bust your speakers. 

What ultimately inspired you to dedicate yourself to a music career?

Passion. Having a true love for creating music would be a waste if not acted upon. And of course, getting paid to do something you love is a win win situation. 

What’s one reason you are passionate about music and what inspires you?

Creating is therapeutic. Being able to release whatever you have inside, or on your mind, in a way for others to be able to digest is a great feeling. 

Do you have any hobbies outside of music? What do you do to stay creative?

I’ve been creating visual art way before I started doing music. You can find some of my art pieces on my IG as well. Also, I just started a clothing line, that is in the works right now. Staying creative is easy as long as you aren’t stagnant. I feel like the more you do, see, and experience, the easier creativity flows. Art and stagnancy don’t go well together lol. 

Who are some of your main musical influences?

Basically everything I grew up listening to. The first cd I ever bought myself was “Get Rich Or Die Tryin” by 50 Cent. I think I was 8 or 9. I listened to a lot of Erykah as a kid. Musiq Soulchild, 90’s hip hop, and whatever my parents played. I went through a phase where I would try to find rappers who were the most lyrical, so that got me into listening to more underground artists. 

What are some of your music career goals for the future?

Continue to grow my fanbase, collab with my favorite artists, make good music, and overall progress as an artist. 

Tell us about the project that you are promoting. What is it about? Is it a single or EP? Also, what is the name of the last project you released?

My latest EP Beautiful Disaster I touch on a few topics I was going through at the time, as well as a flashback to my childhood. It’s a completely different sound in comparison to my previous EP Catharsis.

What has the response been like to that project?

All love. People seem to really appreciate the change in sound. It’s a different, refreshing vibe. 

What are some projects you’ve done in the past that you are most proud of and why?

A personal favorite of mind would be my track “Vapors.” I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of hearing that song. 

What’s next for you? Are you working on any upcoming projects we should be on the lookout for? Include some dates if you have them.

Gonna continue to promote my latest EP Beautiful Disaster, which is on all streaming platforms. More singles on the way as well. I’ve been getting hit up for a lot of features, so be on the lookout for those. 

What message do you hope fans take away from your music? 

Life isn’t always easy. Just keep going. Do what you gotta do to be where you want to be. Be a genuine person. 

Where can we follow you on social media? 

My Instagram is @killbravo, all other links are on there.