Say goodbye to Brittany Bosco.
No, the Savannah-born, Atlanta-based singer/promoter/bandleader/all-around creative person isn't leaving town in the foreseeable future. She would, however, like her audience to leave notions of the artist she used to be in the past. These days, Bosco - who hit the scene in 2008 with her debut EP, The Spectrum - is all about that "new new": a new way of presenting herself to the world, a new approach to handling the business of music, and most importantly, brand new music.
The first salvo in this cavalcade of freshness started in September when she dropped the vibey, almost transcendental new single "Black Book." And the movement continues today (Halloween, of all days) as she unveils her latest track, "Slippin," produced by her homies in the NEVR crew. (Scroll down to hear the track.)
To get details about all this newness, we recently sat down and chatted up Bosco in the flesh.
So what is the impetus behind this "rebranding," of sorts, that you are undergoing?
Brittany Bosco: I'm just really reintroducing myself to people. I think I'm at a point where I've matured as an artist, and that I'm a little bit more seasoned. Now I can re-present myself ... [I'm not] abandoning what happened, but I am putting to rest my past, my earlier projects. Because I feel that [my older work] wasn't necessarily the best representation of myself; I was still growing and developing as a singer, as a student, as a daughter, as an artist in general. I feel like now, I'm a little bit more grounded and focused.
Where do you feel like your audience is - in terms of understanding your development as an artist?
Everything in it's own season. Maybe the previous Brittany Bosco was for certain people - that was that season. Maybe Bosco band had a season. The people who really understand me and my language ... they have been following me. And I've gained new support; people that just really are into the arts and music and design and pushing culture forward, they've been riding for me.
Well, what's up with the new music? Should folks be expecting a full album anytime soon?
Let me tell you a little story: We were working on a 12-song album ... with an indie budget. But with our minds, we were like: "We wanna do this and this, and we want it to sound like this!" But we don't have million dollar budgets. Once we scaled down, we realized that we are creative and we can make a way. Putting out an album wasn't monetarily feasible. So right now we're gonna do single releases. We actually want to make [the release of each single] an event. [A release] could be presented as a song and have graphics and visuals that go with it. Or the next release, it would be like the a cappella with the song and [the listener] can do a remix to it. And the next project we'd show you how to make a gif. ... It's not about an album. It's about presentation and the spirit and mood behind the work.
Your older material has really varied in terms of style. What's the sound of the new records? And are these releases going to have a similar feel sonically?
Everything is being streamlined. There's a sense of maturity behind the music, and the songs will sound cohesive. ... We're now putting out the songs that we worked on a year and-a-half ago. So we have the material, we just want to be more consistent dropping stuff - more focused work from Bosco.
Take a listen to Bosco's newest track, "Slippin": soundcloud.com/hellobosco
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