Today we’d like to introduce you to Britta Raci.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I think the unique part of my “unique story” is the simplicity of it. I grew up in the heart of Los Angeles, wrote a song about my hamster dying when I was eight years old, and never stopped writing songs after that moment. I hid away from my musical side and wasn’t too vocal about performing in front of people until I decided to apply for the bachelor’s program at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA. I’d been shy, quiet, and filled with fear for so long that I finally began to channel it all into the songs I write today. Now, I am the frontwoman of Its Butter, my alt-rock band that brands itself as “happy music for anxious people.”
Please tell us about your art.
My art ties into my story; I sing, play guitar, and write songs for my group It’s Butter. Its Butter is a Southern California based alt-rock duo creating happy music for anxious people. It’s a blend of pop, rock, and r&b put together by myself, and my best friend, Diego Patino. Calling it “happy music for anxious people” stems from the upbeat, light-hearted chords combined with honest lyricism. My inspiration comes from true stories and topics that might make others feel uncomfortable. The only thing I could hope that people take away from my art is the feeling that they are not alone; I want people to know that being open with their emotions and being honest with themselves is nothing to hide from.
We often hear from artists that being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?
I have found the best way to connect with other artists is by going to local shows in the area. Follow social media accounts of local collectives that promote shows and festivals, and try to make it out to one! I try to remind myself that artists want to be talked to (usually), and a sincere comment will make an artist’s day. I have made such great friends with artists that I still play shows with today, just because I decided to go to a local show and see a live set. I am a firm believer in supporting local art in order to build a community for artists.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My music is on all platforms including Spotify, apple music, iTunes, YouTube, and tidal. Our social media is all @helloitsbutter and facebook.com/helloitsbutter. We play all over the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, and Hollywood area! Following my band to see when we are playing is always the best way to support. Supporting local live music in general means so much to me.
- Website: helloitsbutter.bandcamp.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/helloitsbutter/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/helloitsbutter
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/helloitsbutter
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October 22, 2018 at 18:22
IT’S BUTTER HECKIN SLAPS!!!!!