BC Has Musical, Spiritual Renaissance With Release Of '#heART'
Brian Carrion - you can just call him BC - is not a fan of garden-variety pop music. He'd rather be doing something you haven't heard before. That's how he's mixed alternative rock, hip-hop and more into his technically pop sound. "I'm trying to approach it without taking the substance out of it," he told BFTV on Monday, just hours before the release of his new record heART. "Where actually the songs have meaning and the lyrics are real. There's a happy pop song, but there's a legitimate beat to it, an authenticity. Part of what I'm really trying to do within the industry is change it."
Describing what we're about to hear, he explained, "It's only five songs but every song has kind of its own personality. Every song is different. Part of what I do that is different then most artists out there is, I can do many different genres. You don't know if I'm going to sing or if I'm going to rap, or if the song is going to sound more hip-hop or soul. I like to keep it fresh and eclectic. I've been told I have to stick with one genre but I can't. That's part of who I am."
Which of the tracks would be the best for someone who hasn't heard him before? "On this release, I would say 'Fascinating', that's like the pop track. That's the one that's the easiest to understand," he continued. "But my favorite, it would be the last song, 'Open Up Your Mind.'"
He also told us that there's a spiritual side to the record as well. "I haven't always been the most spiritual person. Growing up Baptist and later becoming an atheist, my opinions on meaning were quite confused," he said. "But within the past two years I've gone through a metamorphosis; life, God, consciousness, source, truth, beauty, wisdom, whatever you want to call it, has revealed itself to me. Throughout the process of this recording it has manifested within my songs, between the lyrics, guiding the melody. It has given me the courage to be completely honest with myself. Music can be an incredible and sometimes life-changing experience if your ears [and] mind are open."
You can view a teaser for the album below.
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