UK vocalist/rapper Bryn is one of our most popular up and coming artists, we have been watching and supporting the Croydon teenager as she has grown from doing covers of her favorite UK and US Rappers on Instagram to performing at Big Tobz‘s Headline show, before being signed in August last year to Virgin EMI Records. Since signing her deal Bryn has dropped the banger ‘Pull Up’ with Yung Fume, performed at the 02 Islington with Central Cee and jumped on stage with US artist Bhad Barbie at her Wireless after party show. The wavy artist dropped her Solo single ‘Queenpin’ today and we caught up with her to finally have a chat about her dope journey.
From uploading covers of songs to having your own, tell us how it all started?
It all started in about 2016, June time I think it was. I started doing covers to build up supporters and I didn’t really expect that this many people to be supporting me! In school, I enjoyed music lessons and I was a part of the choir. I use to listen to a lot of music from different genres. My mum would listen to the likes of Jon Spencer, my sister would listen to Beyonce and my brother would listen to 2Pac and NWA. So, it was a wide variety of genres in our house. My mind was open to so much and I wanted to bring back all these genres in today’s music.
Did any of the artists that you have covered for your Instagram show love?
Yeah, I covered Jumanji by B Young and he showed love. Wretch 32 did the same and Stefflon Don is always showing love too, she’s in the studio opposite me! I’m even getting a few American artists supporting me.
Your latest tune Pull Up, was with Yung Fume – how was it working with him?
Yung Fume is so cool! He’s really chill to work with. We have the same manager and we went to the same primary school, it was almost like a reunion when we started working together!
Your new track Queenpin released today congratulations!. What was the inspiration behind it?
‘Queenpin’ has no feature this time, so it’s just me straight. It’s a different vibe, it’s more rapping and has a little bit of a rock vibe. I really like rock music. There’s a part of the song that has a distortion kind of voice, I wanted to make the song really creative and just different!
The song is about haters, when I was at school I used to get bullied so I wanted a song people could relate to. I tend to put my feelings and emotion in music, all the aggression goes on the mic. I just want to get across that other people’s negative opinions make me a stronger person. It’s all about living life and forgetting all the negative.
You are performing at Reading & Leeds Festival this year on the BBC Radio 1Xtra stage, are you excited?
So sick! I’m really excited! I was at Wireless Festival this year and I was watching Stormzy’s performance (IT WAS AMAZING!). I’m blessed to have this opportunity – it’s proper exciting!
It’s great to see another female in the industry, do you think it’s harder being a female artist and being noticed within the UK urban scene?
Yeah it is. I like seeing girls doing this. At the moment, Cardi B is inspiring – when I was 13 there wasn’t many girl rappers apart from Nicki Minaj who I would look up to. I think there being more girls in the scene will open a lot of doors for the younger generation of females, it will help them become more confident.
Who would you like to collaborate with? Past and present?
2Pac! But if it was someone alive, it would be Snoop Dogg or Cardi B.
We love your style here at Trapped! What’s a favorite piece of clothing that you own?
Probably my black and white trousers from Forever 21 – they’re from the men’s section haha! I buy a lot of colourful stuff. I like to be like a traffic light. I take inspiration from Trippie Red and Travis Scott, so I wear a lot of baggy clothes – it’s just comfortable! I think I can make men’s clothes look stylish on a girl haha!
What is the future saying for Bryn? Do you have any other big plans?
In 2 years time, I would love to do a UK tour and start doing shows in America or Germany. I want to become international and not just UK based. I want everyone to relate to my music.
Follow Bryn on Instagram to keep up with her journey!