Get To Know: Brayden
Brayden is a Latin artist who made his official debut single "Como You" in March of 2018. Born Bryan Fabricio, on 15th February 1996 in Quito, Ecuador, he moved to the UK when he was just a baby. Growing up in Newham, East of London, inspired by his family's love for music and artistic history, he learned how to produce and write songs at the age of 13. At this time his older brother "Cristian Abel" was performing for crowds internationally and had great success in the area of Ecuadorian music.
In September of 2020 he releases "Imperfectus" the EP, parading 5 new songs, all in different genres. With this project Brayden establishes himself in the UK Latin scene as one of the most exiting up-and-coming talents. In memoriam of their father, he and his younger brother/manager create the record label "HRGS Records" in January 2021. Let's chat to the artist...
So firstly, how would you describe your sound?
I proudly describe my sound as very romantic. I love R&B from the 2000’s, artists like Mario, Ne-Yo and Craig David influence my style on the mic. My aim is to combine the romantic vocals of R&B with the hard hitting beats of Reggaeton.
What’s a typical day in the studio like for you?
Alongside my producers, we normally start a session in the evening and finish early morning next day. Yes, we’re up all night creating and recording. We don’t like to take ourselves too seriously, we enjoy joking around, snacking and creating a good vibe.
Do you have to be in a certain mood to write a song?
I don't have to be, but I admit it can give you an advantage in certain situations; for example if Im writing a heart broken song, being heartbroken will make the process much more natural and fluent.
Who are your three biggest musical inspirations?
Arcangel for his authenticity, lyrics, flow and “I don’t care what others think of me” attitude. He was the first Reggaeton artist I discovered and it is because of him I gained such an interest in the genre. After a decade of music his consistency has kept him relevant and is considered an "OG" of the Industry.
Farruko for his romantic style, versatility and vocal talent. He was also one of the first artists I began listening to when I discovered Reggaeton in 2012, At this time he was still a new up-and-coming talent. Witnessing his growth and success felt like I could relate to him a bit more.
Bad Bunny for his unique flow, crazy fashion sense and desire to break conventions. He is the newest artist to inspire not just me but millions of others. He has managed to break records and set new all time highs for latin artists in the industry. As a major fan of his music and vision I can proudly put him on this list.
Who is the best band you've ever seen play live?
Without a doubt Romeo Santos at the SSE Wembley Arena. Reggaeton is my jam but I also have a soft spot for bachata. The energy of the crowd, his vocal dominance accompanied by the live instruments, made for an incredible performance. Worth every penny.
What’s the toughest part of the industry for you?
This is a tricky question but I would say it’s finding authentic people to work with. It takes a while getting used to the fact that a lot of people don’t have the same intentions and morals as you do. Many people will try to use you in this industry so beware of who you work with.
What’s the most enjoyable part of the industry?
For me its seeing your fanbase grow. Hearing complete strangers sing along to your songs on stage is an indescribable feeling.
What’s in store for you for the rest of 2021?
Right now we’re mainly focused on features, I want to collab with more artists from the UK latin scene as well as artists from other countries. I love Reggaeton but I will definitely be experimenting with different genres this year, my next single will surprise many for sure.