While no one’s Covid lockdown could ever be considered good, New York neo-soul singer Bria The Artist certainly spent her time during this difficult period as productive as humanly possible.
The 29-year-old, who calls herself a ‘singer, songwriter, producer, composer, painter, sketch artist and poet’ - and whose CV includes embarking on international tours, writing and composing for high school plays, and being commissioned to design large-scale street art murals - has spent the last few years becoming the sort of prolific gun-for-hire artist that most others aspire to. For her work in multiple forms of artistry, she even earned herself the appropriate title ‘Bri-Dimensional.’
But when it comes to her music, Bria is a step beyond. Steeped in the kind of beguiling, down-tempo neo-soul that made artists like Solange so loved, Bria’s flurry of recent singles has helped propel her to the limelight.
On ‘People Fall in Love in Heaven’ - her 2021 single which caught the attention of GRAMMY winner Ne-Yo - she makes an art form out of reserved production to highlight her skills as both producer and vocalist. On this track, every piano note, drumbeat, mellow sax sound, and rich vocal melody comes through in its own distinct way, so the listener feels wrapped in the track like a blanket. But full praise must be given to Bria The Lyricist, too. She has an artist’s eye for the image, painting an impressionistic picture of heaven with her words.