ARTIST NAME: Brandon Shere
SONG TITLE: Saved
ALBUM TITLE: Esira
RELEASE DATE: 05/22/2021
GENRE: Alternative Electronic
American songwriter/producer “Brandon Shere” releases his debut EP, “Esira”; a highly emotional story that paints a picture of a young adult learning to cope with trauma.
This five-track-EP has elements of electronic, alternative rock, and pop music all combined to make up Brandon Shere’s unique sound.
In this EP you’ll hear heart-wrenching honesty, as well as thought-provoking aggression.
Tell us your source of inspiration.
I am inspired by a lot of music, but my biggest inspirations are the legends. The ones who I believe accomplished creating a world of their own. Artists like Tool, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Pearl Jam are just some of the artists I look up to and consider great.
Discuss how you develop your music style.
I started producing electronic music fourteen years ago, after spending many years doing this, I started to learn more about instruments and music theory. These days my primary focus is developing my instrument, and songwriting abilities.
Elaborate on multi-genre music.
Creating music that fits in multiple genres is the outcome of the evolution of music I believe. As electronics have been incorporated into music, we’re starting to hear artists that sound like many genres at once. Everything has been done, but with time new artists like myself combine what we grew up on with our own personality to create something new.
Tell us the best means of reaching fans.
Social media is the best way to create meaningful connections with people around the world. I make music to cope with life, and I share it to connect with others and hopefully have an impact on their life.
Discuss the process involved in launching a musical career.
It’s a lot of work launching a music career on your own. I do the graphics design, production, recording, mixing, mastering, marketing, video editing, all by myself. To launch a successful career without having money, you have to be able to do these things on your own. After so long of doing these things myself, I hope to be picked up by a label and have access to more resources and people to make my visions come to reality.
Tell us how to develop a lyric to a full song.
I usually just let the lyrics come out, without much thought. I’ve never been good at talking about my problems, so writing is a beautiful coping method. The more I write, the better I become at expressing my human emotions.
Tell us how you come up with a melody.
I hear melodies and songs in my head, so I just play what I’m hearing.
Tell us your ideal type of recording studio.
I prefer to record alone in my room, or in a studio where I can work alone unless I’m working with an engineer that’s mentoring me.
Describe the factors you consider in a good song.
Emotion and great production are what make a good song in my opinion.
Tell us how you feel after the completion of a song.
As a perfectionist, I’m always happy to finally release my songs; however, I know they’ll never be perfect. So completing a song is just knowing when to stop. It’s always rewarding when you’ve worked hard on something and finally feel it’s ready to share with others.
Tell us what you will change in your music.
As I get older and sharpen my tools I will add more guitar on top of my productions. I’m always learning and practicing, every day.
Tell us what is special about this release.
I wrote this EP near the end of what’s been the hardest year of my life. This EP is me learning to cope with things that I can’t change. I believe it has a lot of humans in it, and everyone can relate in some way.
Tell us about your future goals.
My ultimate goal is to make music that I feel is great and timeless. That’s a big wall to climb and takes many years but I know we all have what it takes if we work hard enough and believe.
Tell us how you overcome obstacles in the music business.
I stay one-track-minded. I know music is what I love, and it’s what I’m going to do for a living. So I don’t let any defeats sway me from my path. Sometimes you just have to keep your head down and keep working.
Elaborate on the song.
This project is about being a young adult who’s learning to cope with traumas, and find the light throughout all of the hardships.
Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.
Brandon Shere is my name. Esira comes from Essira, which is the origination of my last name “Shere”. Esira also spells ‘Arise’ backward; to overcome traumatic things we all deal with.