After serenading us with an intimate performance of his new single ‘When I’m Alone’ at Midem this year, Trackd caught up with pop singer and recent Academy of Contemporary Music graduate – Bran Mazz.
Trackd: Tell us a bit about the first song you ever wrote – what was it called, and what inspired it?
Bran Mazz: The first song I wrote was called ‘Unnatural’ I wrote it when I was around 12/13. It was so bad. It was all about why so many girls wear loads of make up, and how it can look so unnatural.
T: What’s the highlight of your music career thus far?
BM: The highlight so far is probably meeting people who I’ve never met before saying that they enjoy my music! That’s crazy.
T: Do you tend to perform with a band live or do you do solo sets as well? Which set-up do you prefer?
BM: I normally always perform with the band of Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard and 2 x BV’s. However, I do also perform solo as well depending on the event / venue size.
T: Do you continue to write when you’re on the road?
BM: Yeah – I never stop writing.
T: What music have you got on your Trackd profile and is there any demos or music on your profile you’d like to challenge any of our users to have a go at re-tracking or putting their own spin on?
BM: Yeah I have song I released last year called ‘Wrapped Up’ which is a pop song with elements of funk & soul. It would be cool to hear other users take on it through Trackd.
[Collaborate with Bran here: trackdmusic.com/branmazz]
T: What’s next for Bran Mazz? Any upcoming releases?
BM: I am releasing a 4 track EP set for release in February 2018. It’s gonna be big!
T: Any advice for young, budding musicians wishing to take their passion and turn it into a career?
BM: You have to live it. Eat, sleep, breath your passion. Work hard – nobody ever sees the thousands of hours behind the scenes, they only ever see the finished product.
T: Best gig you’ve been to?
BM: Bruno Mars 24K magic tour @ Maddison square garden.
T: Your dream band line-up?
BM: Jon Onabowu, Francois Fasano, Caleb Wilson.
T: What’s the *one* song you’d wish you’d written?
BM: Purple Rain (Prince).
Watch Bran Mazz’ live session of ‘When I’m Alone’ from Midem 2017 in Cannes:
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