Kitchener-based up-and-comer Brae releases debut EP Summer
Kitchener-based up-and-comer Brae recently pulled the trigger on his 7-track EP debut, Summer.
The project’s title track “Summer” received visual support earlier in the month courtesy of director IcedOutVisuals.
You can check out the video and EP below. The EP is available on all major digital streaming platforms.
“Much like the season itself, ‘Summer’ has a fun,
carefree sound that will definitely keep the
party going and good times flowing,”
Up-and-coming Canadian hip-hop artist Brae proudly releases his debut EP Summer, following the release of his first single and music video of the same title. Summer incorporates modern day influences of new wave hip-hop, rap and catchy pop undertones that come together for standout debut that showcases both of Brae’s freestyling and vocal talents. This comes after his debut single “Cop My Style” which received positive online praise and garnered over 55,000 streams across musical platforms.
Excited to finally make his official debut into Canada’s music scene, Brae has been hard at work alongside Mic Tee of AMAG/Cash Money/Rich Gang, who discovered the artist at a freestyle show. Since then, Brae has been putting a body of work together that best represents his versatile sound and artistry.
In addition to his EP release, Brae is also gearing up for a charity event on August 31 in partnership with a local Kitchener-Waterloo brewer TWB Co-operative Brewing (300 Mill Street, Unit 1, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 5G8), with all proceeds going towards United Way. Brae will be performing his entire EP for guests and will include a never before seen acoustic set. In conjunction, he will be launching a #braessummercollection social media campaign where supporters are encouraged to send in video and photos to share their favorite summer memories.
Brae’s debut EP is meant to revive the spirit of summer no matter what time of year it is. From it’s freestyle flows to it’s more pop inspired party-starting tracks, it has listeners relive some of their fondest summer memories. Singles like “Dirty Secret” tells the story of a secret summer fling between lovers, while leading single “Summer” acts like the season’s musical anthem. Bringing things full circle, the EP also includes slower atmospheric jams like “Lost” which acts as the last goodbye to the season. Incorporating elements of new wave hip-hop and rhythmic melodies, the EP blends the lines between genres into something that’s truly dynamic. Summer is a masterfully crafted EP that combines hard-hitting raps, vocals and lyricism into something that makes for a great listen any time of the year.
“Much like the season itself, ‘Summer’ has a fun, carefree sound that will definitely keep the party going and good times flowing,” says hip-hop artist Brae. “This album is very distinct and emulates who I am as as artist. While the EP makes for a great party record, there’s a great mix of vocals and freestyling as well as a blend of beats and melodies that come together to create something really special. ‘Summer’ is the product of a lot of hard work, and I’m really exciting to finally share it with everyone.”
Brae grew up in a musical family, which helped ignite his own musical creativity growing up. While he grew up learning various instruments, none of them managed to stick. That’s when he decided to focus on the one he was born with – his voice. It wasn’t until he was in high school that he got into freestyling. During that time, Brae would rap with his friends and go to different freestyle shows which helped polish his skills. It was at one of these shows where he met Mic Tee of AMAG/Cash Money/Rich Gang, who saw some incredible untapped potential in the young artist. Mic took Brae under his wing, and he’s been hard at work creating music ever since. Now with this debut EP Summer finally released, Brae looks forward to sharing his music and captivating listeners with his dynamic sound.
Brae is an up-and-coming artist and songwriter from Cambridge, ON, a city located roughly 45 minutes west of Toronto. Born into a musical family with a wide-range of influences, Brae aims to blur the lines between genres with a sound that mixes hard-hitting lyrics with melodies and rhythm.
Brae has been hard at work in the studio working alongside Mic Tee of AMAG/Cash Money/Rich Gang, who met the young artist at a freestyle show. Hard to ignore his unwavering talent, Mic took him under their wing to help take his talents to the next level. Now, with a catalogue of music that is continually growing, Brae is excited to finally release his debut EP Summer which he hopes will connect with his growing audience.
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