INTERVIEW WITH BRIKA
Photos / Jeffery Salter
Responding to the noise, female singer/songwriter Brika’s commanding yet somehow soft vocals carry an eclectic album, chock-full of influences from all genres, that’s refreshingly minimal in terms of production. Don’t get me wrong, though – simple, yes, but far from boring. Each song stands independently from the others, creating a natural rhythm that carries you through a reflective, almost moody journey.
I was just writing a song that I personally liked. It was exclusively premiered before its actual release date through Hype Machine in December, so it started gaining traction there, and then, it just took off. Really, “Mumbai” was the first single finished. I still felt like I hadn’t hit the nail on the head, though. It wasn’t done. There was still something more, you know? And, “Expectations” came right after that.