Singer-Songwriter Brie Angellina Talks “That Bad”, Her Love for Fashion, and Upcoming EP

Brie Angellina has always loved performing. The dance and acting classes she took from a young age and a strong passion for music have led her to where she is today: a singer-songwriter about to release her debut EP, “Honeyed Words”.

But what did it take to get there? Brie’s background in the performance arts combined with her love for music made her the perfect candidate to feature in several music videos, including Nick Merico’s “If You Were My Girl” and Lil Chuckee’s “Da Wop”, and perhaps the most notable, Austin Mahone’s “Say Something”, which has garnered over 70 million views to date.

Brie also honed in on her vocals with professional training and put her skills into practice by posting covers on YouTube. Like many other up-and-coming artists, this is where she garnered her loyal fan base, known as “Brie’s Angels”. Her most popular covers, Rita Ora and Chris Brown’s “Body On Me” and The Weeknd’s “Earned It”, reflect the Pop/R&B sounds in her original music.

Brie has released four singles to date. In 2015 she debuted with a banging pop track “Give You Up”, which featured Young Marino. In 2017 she followed up with the equally as catchy single “Do That For Me” and her most popular track, the sweet and sensual “Lullaby”. Her most recent release is “That Bad”, a post-breakup R&B slow jam featuring the rapper Jallal. Brie’s debut EP “Honeyed Words” is set to release later this year.

We got a chance to talk to Brie about the making of “That Bad”, her background as an artist, her impeccable fashion sense, and more! Catch our interview below.

Hi Brie! Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. To start, can
you tell our readers a little bit about yourself and your music?
Of course, it’s so nice to talk to you! I consider myself a pretty low-key
person. I keep to myself and my circle is small and comfortable. I also consider
myself to be a pretty emotional person. So since I’m low key, I like to use writing as
an outlet for the emotions I experience. My music is super personal and real because of the kind of person I am.

Tell us a bit about the process behind creating your new single “That Bad”.
I was literally going through a break up during the creation of this song. I was sort of figuring out my emotions through it all and telling myself I shouldn’t be down since I didn’t lose anything. I gained my identity back. I think that’s what the song embodies. “Ima pour one out for you then ima get right back to me”- basically saying I don’t feel sorry for you or your choices and I’m going to focus on bettering myself and growing from here. It’s so true when people say you have to hit rock bottom in order to thrive again. That’s what I did.

You worked with Jallal on “That Bad”, which is your second collaboration! How
did that come about and what was it like working with him?
I am so blessed for Jallal to be on this track. He was actually listening to all the songs on “Honeyed Words” and kept going back to “That Bad”. I guess it really spoke to him and he thought it was dope. He wrote his verse and it fit perfectly.

How do you think you’ve grown as an artist since you first started writing
songs and singing?
I think I’ve not only grown as an artist but as a person as well. Writing has helped me get in touch with my emotions and myself more than ever. Honestly, it is a very empowering and humbling feeling. As an artist, I don’t feel hesitation with what I want to say. Being more open in my music has also made me feel more confident and self-assured.

You also have a background in the performing arts. How has that influenced
your music career and is it something you can see yourself returning to?
Performing arts has helped me immensely with my music career. I wouldn’t be as comfortable as I am in front of the camera and a live audience if I didn’t have this background. Singing, dancing, and acting all come in to play when performing. All of these things have helped me become a better artist.

We notice your outfits are always on point- we love fashion here at Fuzzable
so tell us a bit about your personal style!
Fashion is a huge part of my life. I love that I get to express myself with what I choose to wear. I am really into a lot of black and white outfits. I’m also loving the Sporty Spice inspired looks. Cute comfy and casual is always a go-to!

Photo Credit: Kaunis Hetki

Your EP “Honeyed Words” is due out later this year. What can you tell us about
the sound and overall theme?
I can tell you that this is a new and refreshing sound. The record is going to bring you waves of emotions and will truly make you feel some type of way.

How would you describe your EP in only a few words?
It’s smooth yet crisp; soft but still forceful.

Do you have any other plans for 2018?
I have plans to continue to do a lot more interviews and get my name out there. I also have some plans to travel this year, which I’m excited about. I’m always writing so new music is also in the works.

Anything else you’d like to say to our readers at Fuzzable about “That Bad” or
“Honeyed Words”?
I’m just honoured that I get to share my music with others who can relate. It’s an amazing feeling knowing that so many appreciate my music.

Thanks again for your time, Brie. We can’t wait to hear the EP soon!
Thank you for having me! It means so much.

Keep with Brie and her music by following her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. “That Bad” is available to stream now on Spotify.

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Written by Annemarie

Canadian arts & culture writer and journalism student.

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