Today we’d like to introduce you to Brianna Knickerbocker.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve been in LA voice acting for a few years now; I do a lot of anime and videogame work (http://www.imdb.me/briannaknickerbocker). But music had always been this crazy bigger-than-life dream of mine also. I finally took the plunge in mid-2018 and never looked back. Today I’m officially following that dream, singing/songwriting with my music out on every major platform and my first two music videos released (filmed/edited by myself during quarantine!!). I like mixing up a blend of dark/evocative/playful vibes in my electronic pop songs. I love intense/emotional music that feels like a drug when you listen to it and have to hit replay to get another hit. There are a few different producers I usually work with, located all around the globe like France, Mexico, and Africa.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It’s been a wild ride. Finding the producers with the right sound for what I was going for, developing and learning my own sound…but I love the whole process and feel like I’m still on a long road of constant growth. Ever evolving. And I love that! Never a dull moment!
Starless – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Starless is my electronic pop music alias, the word can mean so many things which is why I find it so delicious. I also came up with a mysterious immersive experience surrounding a fictionalized story around ‘Starless and her crazy manager’ with my listeners, you can get find out more or just listen to my music here: https://www.starlessmusic.com/ I talk a lot about the whole process of making my music, play sneak peeks at various stages of the songwriting/production process and even film my music videos on stream on my twitch–I also hold release parties with every release and premiere my new music video. I do giveaways, we take pics on zoom together, I announce my next song release, it’s a blast. I love having a close relationship with my listeners where they get to share in the experience with me. https://www.twitch.tv/briannaknickerbocker
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Rather than a physical moment, it was really a spiritual and psychological one. I would say the very very beginning. Finally growing a proverbial pair and growing past all the fears and self-limiting beliefs I had to finally say, no. I adore music, want to make music and so I’m going to do it. Period. The pain of not doing what I dreamt of finally felt worse than the fear of going for it. I want to say a special thank you to the people that have shared in this powerful journey with me. All of the producers I’ve worked with, they all played a pivotal part in my growth as an artist. I love them all so much. They’ve helped bring my ideas for songs to life in the most magical and unexpected and exciting ways. I truly appreciate their gifts for producing/creating. And my Star Gazers (a name my listeners and I came up with for everyone that loves Starless), without them, I wouldn’t be able to chase my dream like I am. Thank you.
- Website: https://www.starlessmusic.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/starlessmusic/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starlesssound
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/briannanoellek
- Other: https://www.twitch.tv/briannaknickerbocker