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Hi Briana Lyn welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
I’ve been singing since before I can even remember and knew I’d make a career out of it one day.
I grew up hearing my dad play the drums and pedal steel guitar. My mom put me in music and voice lessons at a very young age because she saw the gift in me. Besides my dad, I didn’t really have a musical family. I was the singing bird in the house, playing piano and flute. I sang in church, weddings, funerals and any event that could be possibly happening in a town of 6,000 people.
I grew up listening to and being inspired by Disney…
Broadway musicals, Gospel and 60’s & 70’s classic rock. I am definitely a Disney princess at heart. I’ve been writing music since I was around 9 years old and over time, found that it was something I had to do regularly as a way to express myself and the stories that transpired in my life. When I write a song, I really have time to process things going on in my head and heart. There’s a lot that happens in day to day living, so songwriting helps me to slow down and sift through my thoughts and remember who I am.
Start streaming “Body Talk” right here:
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?
Well, this one was inspired by a guy I dated who promised a lot of things but never seemed to be able to deliver any of those things.
Released on September 16, 2022. Sadly, I think that’s how a lot of boys pretending to be men are. Talk is cheap and what a woman wants is action behind words. I spent a lot of time in his car, driving to different restaurants and music venues around town which is where a lot of the car analogies came into being.
I remember telling him while he was listening to some of my original songs in the car, that often I write songs about guys I date. Little did he know, I’d be writing a song about him!! Not too long after, I met my songwriting friend, Henry, and we we decided to write this song together after I told him about my dating adventure. I especially enjoyed writing the lyrics as we used a lot of double entendres to spice things up and keep the song interesting. When you really listen to the lyrics, you’ll find that a lot of the lyrics have two meanings.
What is your vision for this song?
I really wanted this song to convey the message that a woman needs to always feel good within herself and with a man she’s with. If she doesn’t, then this man isn’t worth her time and attention.
What is your favorite part of this body of work?
I love the banjo at the beginning…
because it really sets the mood for the adventures that await within the song and gives it that country-esque sound. I also love the part where I sing “Oh no no” because it’s got this 80’s element to it and makes you want to get up and dance.
Anything else we should know about it? Future releases? Upcoming events?
I am almost finished with the production of a song that I should have released before the end of the year. I have a lot of other songs in the pipeline waiting to get produced and I’m looking forward to getting them out! I am doing a cabaret performance beginning of December at Bar Lubitsch. I’ll also be sharing some other exciting news very soon with my country music!