There is something to be said about an artist who kicks their shoes off their feet on stage, and settles into comfort. They are rooting themselves in their new home; and in doing so, you feel at home too. It’s exactly the approach that 20 year old Neo-Soul/ Hip -Hop fusion artist, Bria Zhanae, delivers to her audience. Setting such a tone is second nature to the Baltimore, Maryland native, who has been performing and playing musical instruments since high school. Determined to further her career, Bria released her first mixtape entitled, ALEXITHYMIA, while attending Full Sail University.

Bria’s artist persona is laid back and cool; but her music is nothing short of raw and real. She has combined the perfect amount of 90’s style hip-hop with soulful vocal melodies. With inspirations like Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper and Jhene Aiko her potential for greatness is evitable. On her current project, “Into the Void”, the songstress comes across as a close friend, divulging a realist take on life issues in songs like “Hashtag Choosin” and “MMTWGR” (Money Makes The World Go ‘Round). The four- track E.P. is intended to be an honest account of personal experiences used to challenge, opening up not only her heart but the hearts of others.

“Everything that I write in my music is nothing but truth. I don’t make up anything… I don’t really like doing things that are outside of me.” The Hip-Hop meets Neo-Soul vocalist and songwriter continues to tell her story through multi-media platforms. In addition to the release of “Into the Void”, Bria is currently working on music videos to complete her creative vision. With anticipation building for her upcoming video releases, fans can stay current with performance dates and new music Twitter and Instagram @iambriazhanae.

– Suze’