Music Artist May 2017, Branjae

Music Artist for May 2017: Branjae

Birthed during an era when R&B is fighting for its soul, rock balances on the edge, and fans question their loyalties, BranjaeMusic has ushered in a dawn that reminds us of the true depth, emotion and power of music. A culmination of lyrical layers, melodic rhythms and dynamic theatrical performances, it is clear why she has cultivated such a loyal following. Branjae is the birth child of classic soul, funk and gospel. With a voice for the masses and stage presence fit for any spotlight, Branjae shares dynamic energy from her full band performances to the rawness and subtlety of her acoustic performances. Her voice and style are reminiscent of the likes of Lauryn Hill, Nina Simone and Janelle Monae, while her stage presence shows heavy influence by way of Tina Turner, Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury. Born in the city of Motown, rooted in the birthplace of the G.A.P. Band and the late Leon Russell, Branjae has established her talents as a singer, songwriter and music arranger, while winning awards such as The Absolute Best of Tulsa. She has blended country’s great story-telling, rock’s pivotal climax and the soul-stirring rhythmic undertones of R&B and funk. She has charted her own course and has arrived at an intersection that defied any genre and esteemed true musicianship and artistry.

Branjae has developed a wealth of experience as an entertainer, she has opened or collaborated with Wayman Tisdale, Brian Mcnight, Thundercat, Yojimbo, Fishbone, JUNO What?, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Freak Juice, Austin’s Tbird and the Breaks and upcoming sensation We the Ghost to name a few. Crafting her style and creating her own lane, Branjae gained notoriety in her Midwestern region, and has expanded her following in the South. She also collaborated with London’s DJ S.O. Beats and garnered international recognition in the United Kingdom. She later gained national airplay with her single “Didn’t Know” off her debut album PowerSource.

BranjaeMusic has channeled the raw emotions of life, love, pain, hope, failure and success into relatable parallels far beyond entertainment. More than just a melody, more than just a rhythm,  the sun is on the horizon, and BranjaeMusic has taken its rightful place.

“We all arrive into this human experience with the freedom to express ourselves to the fullest. We are made to be as creative and fearless as children…forever. Only you can stop you. Live it up and live in love. We weren’t born insecure.”

For more information and to listen to her music, please visit Branjae’s listing in the Oklahoma Music Directory.

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