Monika: Is there somewhere that you would prefer to live?
|Brianna's music page.|
I think my biggest inspirations musically have been a mix of Apollo 440 and Ozric Tentacles. The former, for their brilliant fusion of electronic elements with distorted guitars and the latter for their trippy, intricate instrumentals that are really easy to zone out to.
I suppose so. All art tends to come from a place of hurt, joy, experience, or just something felt that is powerful enough to inspire creation. Even still, while all transgender artists have probably had their own different experiences in life, I don't doubt that a similar feeling comes through for all of us when we convey an artistic message through media.
I do believe that my being transgender contributes in a big way to my music. I've consciously made songs from inspiration created by certain feelings, such as feeling out of place, struggling to get past powerful emotions, joyous realizations of who I am and the doors and emotions it opened, and generally the renewing feeling of transformation. I try to really put my experiences into it.
|Photoshoot after hair dyeing.|
|Out at a mall early in transition.|
|Joke stockphoto image 'laughing salad girl'.|
|On my way to high tea.|
|Brianna's vlog on YouTube.|