Broadtube Music ChannelNovv St. Rivver

December 1, 2017by Kolade Olamide0

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

The name given to me at birth was Bryancain Bresnihan II. When I become a man I was reborn to the name Novv St. Rivver. It is not a stage name; that was done for spiritual and cultural reasons. I ask that people respect that. I was born in Colorado Springs, CO on June 17, 1991. My biological father was in the Special Forces for the US Army. My father decided we would be better off without him so he left only to make a few brief appearances every couple of years up until I was 14. My mother, a Kittian woman (demonym of St. Kitts), new to this country without much family or friends, did the very best she could. I suffered from full-blown grand mal seizures my entire childhood and into adulthood. It brought a lot of pain and difficulty into my life. I was kept from playing sports although I was very active and had issues learning; to this day I have still not mastered long division. However, I was highly advanced in reading, writing, history and science. I was placed in accelerated classes for those subjects in every school I went to despite the fact that I wrote some of my letters backwards until middle school. I continued to struggle academically all while breaking school records in the classroom and on standardized testing all at the same time.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I played the trumpet as a child. I have been writing music since I learned how to write. I started a hip hop/rock/alternative band when I was 11 with my best friend. He was taken back to Venezuela because he was being bullied for being different. The elementary school we attended was in the roughest part of Boston and he was actually my only friend, so once he left I went on to have no friends and continued to isolate myself to my art and literature. And to me, that was lit!

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

My music is a new gangsta ass version of ’70s and ’80s power ballads. The song “Don’t Go Crazy” was meant to comfort the troubled souls out there. It was meant to for you if you relate, and in the video I wanted to be in the dark with you. I wanted to be there together and to embrace our demons and everything the world has done to us to become a bonded force against those things and those people who wish to break us.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

My professional music career really started at the age of 16 when I began to immerse myself into metacognition. From that came my passion for freestyling. I would do it for 8 hours a day when there was no school. Local artists would come to my house in waves to cypher. It is my purest love, freestyling, and I believe it’s sacred. At the age of 20 I was told about a huge record company starting and they wanted me to be a part of it. This was being led by one of my favorite local artists out of CT and one of the industry’s most powerful entertainment lawyers/managers. I began stockpiling music for this and writing with and for other artists involved. I was instructed by the head artist not to release any content. So for 5 years, I recorded and wrote daily and never released. I have been propositioned by many other names in the industry who tried to warn me I was making a mistake but my upbringing taught me “death before dishonor”, and I developed a blinding bond with these people and could not see my career was being sabotaged. Many artists, engineers and business people lost patience with me as I would report to them the news I would receive from this “record company” over the years. I am grateful regardless. I was not ready. My system of ethics has no place in this industry. And no one who wants you to succeed will talk you out of releasing music. If I had my moment back then I would have ruined it being loyal to people whose intentions for my loyalty were not pure.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

From that experience I have met some of my greatest friends and most loyal friends, some of whom I am glad to have a part of my musical journey. Jonathan Lee, Raleigh, Mike Charms, Babble and Mano Rosa.

Jonathan Lee is the head engineer and producer. He also oversees the entire camp and project as a whole. Amazing. Raleigh is an artist as well as video director and planner. Mike runs the PR side of everything and media content. Babble is the visual architect and composer, and Mano is a producer and record composer.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I got started in the music industry 6 years ago. My goal is only to reach like-minded people and speak to their hearts. That is what inspires me to make music.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

There are only 2 secrets to making a hit song: You can do what everyone else is doing or you can do what is deep in your heart. I wish for my fans to know that I’m here for them. I am their voice in the dark and I will never be silenced again.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

To my up and coming artists: NEVER be anyone’s hypeman. Be your own hypeman! Matter of fact, you don’t even need a hypeman — he probably don’t even know all the words! Follow YOUR dreams and be wary of men in suits and artists with all of the answers.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

You can check out my website novvstrivver.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify, Tidal etc. for all of my releases. My debut album “Check Engine Light” is dropping soon.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

I was most recently featured in EARMILK this week.

Click here for the article.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I like to record with a lot of people around. I don’t get distracted at all. I like to see vibes to the songs as I make them.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

I like 2pac, Andre 3000, G-Unit, My Chemical Romance and Mavado.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I have collaborated with Raleigh, Joey AX and Drix Rubin, to name a few.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

SoundCloud

YouTube

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

SoundCloud

iTunes

Spotify

Tidal

Amazon

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My happiest day and saddest day are to be announced. My deepest pain and my purest joy are both related to time and there, not being enough of it.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

A million dollars would be split between one of my favorite schools, Codman Academy, and Crispus Attucks Children’s Center which we donate some of our profits to.

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