Artist of the Month: Brayden Valerie

March’s artist of the month is LA-based musician Brayden Valerie.

 

 

Age

19

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Location

Stationed in LA, CA.

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Do you have a nickname?

Mf’s called me ‘bubbo’ when I was a youngin’.

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What’s your star sign?

Scorpio.

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What’s your motto?

“Headlights only show so much.”

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What are your biggest influences?

Electronic music, early 2000s pop, and mystery / neo-noir.

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Who are your favorite artists?

Currently, I’m really getting back into David Lynch. How James Franco turned his own personalized hometown experience into something accessible and immersive will always be sick to me. Music-wise, I like Crystal Castles a lot right now as well as this band called The Hellp and a young ass texan rapper named Bby Kodie.

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What is your favorite album?

The soundtrack to ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’ and ‘Take Care’ by Drake.

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What is your favorite song?

‘Far Away’ by José González.

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What is your favorite film?

Rushmore, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing of a Sacred Deer, Midnight Cowboy, Bottle Rocket, Social Network, Zodiac, Hateful Eight, Project X, Woodshock, The Tree of Life, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri;

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What is your favorite series?

Twin Peaks, The Office, Atlanta, Wet Hot American Summer, Freaks and Geeks, True Detective (season 1), Mindhunter, and The End of the Fucking World was actually really good.

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Why do you make music?

If I enjoy something I just try it out for myself. Same reason I’m also making a documentary and music video.

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Do you have any upcoming projects?

A documentary, a 2nd music video, an album, a 2nd round of clothes / “merch”, and whatever other cool shit I end up making with my friends.

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What is one thing we should remember about you?

That if I ever said I was going to do something, I did it.

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@braydenvalerie

Read Brayden’s interview here