The music industry is among the most colorful in entertainment as its roster continues to expand, with emerging talents coming into the spotlight every day. Among those looking to get their big break is Bri 333, a unique gem in the independent scene. Although others have dedicated their lives to their craft, Bri is something of a late bloomer, only stepping up to the mic in 2019. Since then, she has hit her stride with a determination to succeed in something she had long been passionate about.
Bri 333 is an independent singer and songwriter based in Illinois. With South African and Italian roots, the emerging artist cites music as the primary focus of both lineages. Bri’s passion for music traces back to her mother’s pregnancy, who placed headphones on her belly while classical music played. Instilling a love for music before Bri’s first words, her mother’s actions bore fruit.
Bri sought every available platform to exercise her passion from a young age. First, as a child, she attended operas and orchestras. Then, when the artist was nine, she expressed how she wanted to learn how to make the music they heard in ballet class. Her parents then enrolled Bri in piano class, setting the foundations for her future endeavors.
The piano class was only the beginning as Bri soon took up other forms of performing arts. She started singing and delved into acting, joining an acting camp where she participated in plays and even getting the lead role as the ugly duckling.
When high school came around, Bri balanced her time between regular school and performing arts school, where she took up guitar and vocal lessons. She also delved into songwriting, filling pages with her unique outlook and observations through lyricism. The young artist would exercise her lessons at home, recording covers and original songs in her room. Despite her recordings, Bri would never release anything.
Although Bri never ran out of lyrics, she could never come up with anything she felt she could record and release. But her mental block would come to an end in 2019, a year that she always looks back on as a dark year.
Despite the overwhelming feeling that year brought, Bri’s experiences gave her the material needed to move forward and create what she always wanted to. In the late months of 2019, Bri finally recorded her first single, “ICU In Me,” releasing it to positive reviews. Her listeners called it a certified classic, and it wouldn’t take long before she treated them to another track, “Beautiful End.” The song hit home for many as its message of struggling between loving a man and a woman at once echoed to listeners. In 2021, Bri followed up with two tracks, “Under Pressure” and “No. 9,” a song for lovers. This year, the artist collaborated with a talented music consultant to create “Under Pressure Stonebridge Anthem Mix.”
As an artist, Bri 333 strives to expand into every genre with no plans of sticking to one. Her decision comes from her equal interest and passion for all types of music. In addition, Bri hopes to show her love for R&B, AfroPop, dance, hard and classic rock, blues, and classical in new ways in the future. Currently, the artist is working on her first EP as an independent artist.