Indie-Pop / Singer-Songwriter / Soul
Briana Alexa Martinez, known as Brika (pronounced "bree-kuh"), is an alternative singer-songwriter born and raised in Miami, Florida to Cuban-American parents. Her music, which has captivated audiences globally, is vibrant and melancholy, running the gamut of human emotions. A musician since the tender age of three, Brika’s intensely creative nature has been apparent from the start, in her childhood years of songwriting all the way to Voice Memos, her 2014 professional debut. Recorded exclusively with esteemed producer Julio Reyes Copello, the album offers a refreshing perspective on love, loss, and self-empowerment. Her music has been ranked highly on Spotify charts and earned her placements on numerous playlists, in addition to general acclaim for what critics termed “incisively sharp, beautifully orchestrated pop music.” A singular voice as well as a profound songwriter, Brika is a musician in the truest sense of the word.
To date, Brika has garnered over 12 million Spotify streams as well as frequent airplay on stations like KCRW and Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 program. Her music blends elements of indie, pop, and R&B to mesmerizing effect, combining raw, stream-of-consciousness prose with one-of-a-kind vocal inflections and a knack for crafting unforgettable choruses. With a penchant for moody, contemplative tunes and an encyclopedic knowledge of music that belies her young age, Brika has rightfully earned a slew of accolades including mentions in Nylon, Billboard, and others. She is an artist with infinite potential and confidence to burn. “Brika carries a swagger that is undeniable,” writes one reviewer. “We’re left speechless.”
May 5, 2017 Enjoy your Cinco De Mayo weekend with a Marian Hill remix of Billie Eilish, Elliot Moss’ ethereal Boomerang album, plus new tunes by POWERS, Michl, LANY, and more.
Author: Yasmin Damoui
May 4, 2017 Stay tuned for the release of Brika’s opcoming EP, where her sophisticated alt-pop sound is poised to stand out in the genre.
Author: Rachel Vensand
Genre: R&B / Soul
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