We are sharing our recent interview with Brianna Shelko, an entrepreneur, marketing expert, singer, songwriter and international pop artist.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Brianna Shelko : Honestly, music has always lived in me. I would walk around and hear noises or like a random beat and I would start humming along side the beat to my own tune. I gained inspiration by listening to legends like Elton John and Michael Jackson — they inspired me in more ways than I could’ve imagined.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recently released single “Survive”?
Brianna Shelko : The idea for “Survive” comes from the desire to support those who have struggled in 2020. Having recently gone through significant life changes herself, Brianna wants her listeners to know they can conquer anything. “I want to be a positive influence for those who have made my songs a part of their lives. From young adults to people going through hardship, I want to make sure they know there is always someone who cares,” Brianna shared. “I know that achieving your goals is hard, but I have faith that hard work and perseverance will eventually pay off.”
One of the most powerful lyrics from the song addresses the challenges that the world can throw at you, and the importance of standing up again and again. “Everybody is waiting for you to make the call, but you’re dodging bullets even when you have to crawl. Everytime they throw rocks they bounce right off the walls, cause you’re on fire,” Brianna sings in “Survive.”
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Brianna Shelko : It’s been great! I actually rebranded myself as BRIANNA. My fans absolutely love my edgier music and look. I’ve gained a ton of support.
Twist Online : Any plans of releasing music vido of the track??
Brianna Shelko : No plans of a music video have been scheduled as of yet, but knowing me, that will probably change in the near future.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, Working in studios or performing on stage?
Brianna Shelko : I have to say I love performing and I think every artist will tell you that they love the rush that the crowd gives you, but my heart is in writing the music, laying tracks and being a part of watching it all come together — so overall, studio.
Twist Online : What’s the best part of being a music artist?
Brianna Shelko : I would say the best part of being an artist is the impact you can have on others. I choose to write about relatable topics that anyone at any point in their life could feel — as a reminder to them that they are not alone and others have been through it as well. It’s all about supporting one another.
Twist Online : Have you set any goals to achieve?
Brianna Shelko : Yes, I plan on winning my first Grammy next year.
Twist Online : What’s up next?
Brianna Shelko : Next up is a new single that is edgier than I’ve ever done before. You’ll have to stay tuned to see what it’s about.
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