INTERVIEW: Brayton Bowman
Brayton Bowman is quickly becoming a name to know in the music industry. The young, soulful pop artist is turning heads quickly, and being hailed by the Huffington Post and Entertainment Weekly as an artist to watch. We caught up with Brayton to talk about his newest release, “22 Minutes Later”. Check it out:
B&E: Introduce yourself! Who are you?
BB: My name is Brayton Bowman & I’m a 23 year old artist from Philadelphia PA.
B&E: For those that haven’t heard your music, describe your sound:
BB: My sound is sort of the solution to my ADD. You can call it 90s-r&b-influenced electronic music, but its really just my take on pop music. Just not the kind of pop you’re used to.
B&E: What’s your favorite song from “22 Minutes Later” to play live?
BB: Probably the intro to be honest, I black out for most of my shows and don’t remember much after the first song. So that first moment of euphoria, somewhere in the first minute of “Worry Too Much,” is one of my favorites of every show. There’s almost a lag between my body’s response to being on stage and my brain realizing whats going on. I start singing as soon as I walk on stage but it takes a second to really wake up and take in the fact that I’m doing what I dreamt of as a little kid.
B&E: What are you more proud of, playing big festivals like Lollapalooza, or being asked to do a TED talk?
BB: I think they’re hard to compare. At the risk of being evasive I’m just proud of still being here. I’m proud of myself for not giving up & just pushing forward even when it felt impossible. I started out completely alone, sending unsolicited emails to bloggers from my room in upper Manhattan with links to my songs dying for someone to listen or answer. It feels to wake up one day and realize that it’s all starting to pay off.
B&E: What’s next for you?
BB: Releasing a new project called “Chapter 23 (The Edits)” in the upcoming weeks and then back in studio to work on some stuff for the album. Who knows what the future holds though, I’m just happy to be here.
B&E: Finally, if you could book a music festival with any three headliners, living or dead, who would you pick?
BB: Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce