Originally from Chino Hills, California, multi-talented Los Angeles-based songwriter Brandy Haze found herself primarily influenced by contemporary R&B, trap, house, and electronic meets pop dance grooves.
With her debut project “Roses,” Brandy Haze teamed up with Ian Thomas & Leven Kali to create a new style and approach to love songs. The project set a significant milestone for Brandy, whose talent continues to blossom into something special. Upon release, the single “Conditional” instantly became a cult classic featured on SoundCloud’s Artist to Watch 2018 playlist.
With two body of releases already under her belt, Brandy Haze introduced her last EP, “Silhouette” in February 2021. “Silhouette” boasts a beautiful tracklist of four sultry and seductive tracks that instantly fill the day or night with an air of nostalgia and charm.
Her EP entitled That’s Unfortunate was formed with songs about Brandy’s own “tragic love life.” Combining Brandy’s signature soulful vocals with inventive R&B landscapes and versatile production, That’s Unfortunate is a musical escape where the songwriter has created a unique yet relatable world listeners can immerse themselves in.
Tell us about the story of your act
This EP was written about my real life and relationships. Needless to say, the relationship did not work out.
What is the message behind your art?
I guess the message in this EP would be that sometimes you have to put yourself first and move on from a dead-end relationship.
What are some sources of inspiration for your lyrics and storytelling?
Inspiration can come from anywhere. I definitely use my real life as my inspiration for my lyrics. I feel it’s more relatable when it’s real. My skits were inspired by Wes Anderson movies. Although it wasn’t shot the same way, I wanted to bring people into my world like he does.
Who is an artist that you look up to more than others today?
My favorite artist of all time is Frank Ocean.
All time favorite record?
I’m going to say my favorite record is a song I wrote called Negative Intentions. I love that song so much.
Tell us about your latest release and how it came about
This EP was inspired by my real life. I wrote about the relationship I was going through at the time. I think this project reflects the good times and the bad times, with an ending of “never again!”.
You seem to be fusing several musical genres. What inspires your sound?
I’m not sure what inspires my sound exactly. I love many different genres, from house to rock to r&b, I just love music.
What excites you the most about what you do?
People enjoying the art I created is the best part forsure.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Touring around the world and hopefully working on my second or third biggest album.
How do you take care of your aesthetics?
I think I just do what feels right to me. I feel like I always know what I don’t want, so that helps.
What was the most daunting moment in your career so far?
I don’t like to take myself too serious, so luckily I haven’t had one of those moments so far. I’m crossing my fingers that I don’t have any in the future.
What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Learn how to record yourself. That was definitely the best advice.
Where do you think the next game changer will be in the music industry and entertainment scene
I’m not sure what the next game changer will be, but I would hope to be among that as a young creator. I just want to inspire people and create things that haven’t already been done.