I Am Night – Artist Spotlight

Artist nameI Am Night
LocationBaltimore, MD
Similar ArtistsParamore, Royal Blood, Scalene (brazilian band) and Lisa (japanese artist)
First releaseMy debut EP ‘Returning’ will be out on September 17
Latest releaseMy lastest release is the second single from the EP, ‘Delayed Afterlight’ which is out on August 27
LinksFacebook | Twitter | Instagram
The Music Addict’s VerdictIntriguing singer that blends her Brazilian heritage into her alt-rock infused pop. I’m intrigued for her upcoming EP.

How did you start your career?  

Both of my parents are active musicians and have always pushed me to practice my talents. From being a backing vocal to my mom during her Carnival tours in Brazil at 10, to actively singing at my local church until 16. That motivated me to attend music school in São Paulo at 17 and to pursue my musical dreams in the United States at the age 20. 

What’s your songwriting process like?

I am lucky enough to literally have full melodies and harmonies just pop in my head, out of the nowhere. I might be running errands or doing chores when those ideas come up. Then I resort to Garage Band and try to get a decent demo done. The real struggle for me is the lyrical component – I wanna make sure that I bring relevant themes that can also sound poetic and pleasing… So that can take some time. 

What are your influences?

I am an absolute hard/alternative/indie rock sucker. Bands like Anberlin, The Contortionist, Paramore, The Smiths, Scalene (Brazilian), Supercombo (Brazilian) and Charlie Brown Jr (Brazilian) are the target of my worship. I also bring an amazing gospel background from my church years, so I love Soul/R&B/Jazz artists such as Hiatus Kayote, Jacob Collier, Snarky Puppy and Tigran Hamasyan. Finally, there are Bossa Nova/MPB icons that every brazilian loves and remembers. Mine are Toquinho, Noel Rosa and Cartola. 

How would you describe your music?  

I would essentially describe my musical style as indie rock meets brazilian and jazz influences and turns into an alternative fusion with some pop rock vocals. 

What’s the one thing that makes you/your band stand out from the rest?  

Definitely my brazilian background. It gives me versatility as I constantly consume american culture and merge that to my latino baggage to come up with authentic and exciting art. That fusion is visible on my looks, statements and music. 

Describe your live show.  

I like to be very energetic and extrovert, frequently engaging with the public and being physically active. And crying along with the sad songs, of course. 

What are your plans for the next few months?

I will be releasing a single around Oct/Nov of 2020 featuring the up and coming  Brooklyn rapper, Dhante B. That aside, I should also be working on songs to a future 10 songs album – a goal I’ve had for a while. 

 How has COVID affected you as an artist/band?

The pandemic has actually made me pretty anxious. The whole music industry is changing and its unpredictability is constantly looming over my head. Concepts such as live concerts and venues are already being redefined by the Internet and I’m not the best social media handler. Progress is coming and I just hope I can make it. 

What’s the craziest gig you’ve ever played?

I actually don’t have any crazy gig story, nor am I creative enough to make something up. But if I ever get to perform live, I swear I’ll make it happen! (Canada, give me that shot!)

I Am Night – Returning EP (ou September 17th 2020)

Jean-Frederic Vachon
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