Brittany M wants to make soulful, relatable musicThursday, June 24, 2021
BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Brittany M decided to take a leap of faith during the pandemic by launching her music career six months ago after years of holding back due to the passing of her mother.
“My mother, Marilyn Nash, was always passionate about singing, and we both shared that. I took the leap when I released my first single, Few Hours, in December of 2020. I was always hesitant about taking music professionally, because when my mother passed I told myself it was something we both shared and it became very personal to me and our relationship. Eventually, I came to the realisation that it's something she would want me to pursue as she began recording music in her adult years,” said Brittany M, whose given name is Brittany McIntosh.
“When she realised I had the talent, I was put in community, church, and school choirs. It was then that I realised that I, too, had that same passion for music and surrounded myself with music lovers alike.”
She told the Jamaica Observer West that although she is a lover of R&B she tries her best not to abandon her love for the Jamaican culture.
“My voice, I think, reflects that in a sultry and seductive way,” she stressed.
The Mount Alvernia High School and Barry University graduate plans to release visuals of her first EP shortly.
“I have released an EP, Brittany: the rom-com, executive produced by Miami producer Limitless Joe of Neuyu Media Team. As part of my promotion I've been putting out behind-the-scenes clips from a photo shoot for my first single. I'm currently sitting on a few visuals that I plan to release soon. Since the release of my project, I have been linking with several other producers, both Jamaican and in the United States,” said Brittany M.
She noted that the response to her EP has been tremendous.
“I have listeners from all over the globe, so it's a nice feeling to know my music can travel across seas and still relate to so many people in so many different places. I want people to feel good and know they're not the only ones who have gone through or are going through some romantic roller coaster,” she said.
During the interview with the Observer West, she also spoke about her writing process, live shows, motivation, and influences.
“My writing process is pretty simple. I normally listen to a beat a few times...I draw influences from singers, such as Ari Lennox, Jazmine Sullivan, H.E.R., Stalk Ashley, and Jada Kingdom. Of course, I draw influence from my friends around me as well, whether they sing or just have the same bad luck in relationships as I have,” Brittany M said with a laugh.
“I sing mostly about relationships, the ups, downs, dreams, and harsh realities that come with it, so I think there's a little something for everyone when they listen to my music,” she said.
“I also want to encourage persons to go after their passion, you never know how it will translate and help others if you don't do it.”
Brittany M told the Observer West that she is currently working on building her fan base and connecting with the ones she already have by creating and releasing new content.
She added that she will be performing at several live shows in Miami in coming months as part of efforts to get more exposure.