There is a particular place you get to without directions. You’ve been a thousand times but never once stayed past a moment. You pin the map each visit but it’s always too dull to stick. You return to where you begin and aren’t sure if you ever left. Is this voodoo? A southern occultist juxtaposed in the middle of New York City, Breanna Barbara writes songs that make your soul dance, songs that make you question how many lives you’ve led, and if you ever lived at all.
“If you dig Alabama Shakes, there’s a good chance you’ll dig this too” (Brooklyn Vegan). In fact, Barbara’s debut album ‘Mirage Dreams’ (2016) was recorded and produced by their collaborator Andrija Tokic. “It’s swaggering, smoky blues rock, with fuzzed-out riffs, organs, and Breanna’s attitude-fueled voice leading the way.”
2017 marked the singer’s busiest year yet: Breanna toured everywhere from North America, to the mountains of Switzerland, and the beaches of Italy. Her song “Nothin But Your Lovin” soundtracked Dior’s Love Chain New York ad campaign. She released an official re-work of Tricky’s “When We Die” before joining his touring band as the lead female vocalist. Barbara also performed at Bryant Park Emerging Talent, Meltasia, and Seaport Festival, and opened for Deer tick, Hurray For The Riff Raff, and Delicate Steve to name a few. She received nods from V Magazine (“her smoky quartz voice is one in a million”), Bandcamp Daily (“fans of Chelsea Wolfe and King Dude will find plenty here to love”), and Action Bronson who invited her to perform on his VICE talk show.
2018 kicked-off with a month-long Scandanivia tour, and recording sessions for her upcoming sophomore LP.