“Colorized Summer" is the latest single from the talented singer Briana Cash!
And you won’t want to miss it!
You probably remember Briana from her interview with us, where we discussed her single “Ancestral Sin". She has quite a collection of wonderful songs under her belt, and "Colorized Summer" only adds to that sparkling resume. What do you need to know about the song? Luckily Briana was nice enough to tell us all about it.
A Little Bit about Briana and Chris...
Briana Cash loves making music, being creative, helping others and giving back. She recently shot a PSA for 'Statement', an advocacy media company, aims to help push public opinion to help pass H.R.1280 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 with the launch of its social spot, “Bad Apples.” It was written and directed by Foley Ellis Ibidapo. (Repped by CAA & LAIR) Inspired by Chris Rock's comedy sketch "Cops and Bad Apples". #ContactYourSenators www.
Briana is currently in a legal battle with Interscope Records over her birth and trademarked name. It's a similar situation to what Lady A (Anita White) is going through with the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum. Briana and Anita (The Real Lady A) have even forged a friendship.. "We both have common law and priority rights. But in my case, this is my birth name and I'm trademarked. Interscope signed an artist that took my name without permission and they keep infringing on my mark when they have been told to stop, repeatedly..." There is actually a lot more to this, but it's a separate story in itself. Briana's story is actually being written now. They say Briana's life has been a roller coaster Netflix series since she moved to LA a few years ago.
Briana is well established and has been involved in the music industry for over 15 years. She is a voting member of The Recording Academy, SAG-AFTRA, Guild of Music Supervisors. Also a member of The Society of Composers and Lyricists, The Alliance for Women Film Composers, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Her eclectic writing technique and diverse sound covers a lot of ground. Her main styles as a performer are Jazz, Pop / Adult Contemporary, R&B and Adult Alternative, similar to artists such as Norah Jones, Sade, Amy Winehouse and Sting. Briana has her own unique sound regardless of genre. This former classically trained vocalist believes all styles have a way of crossing over and are interconnected.
Briana is an advocate for many charities, human rights, animal welfare, the environment (global warming and climate change), BLM, No Kid Hungry, Breast Cancer and more. She recorded three Public Service Announcements for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She licensed her award-winning song, “Take a Walk With Me” to Susan G. Komen as a donation for use in their 2010 National Campaign. “Take a Walk With Me” is on a short list of approved licensed songs with artists such as Melissa Etheridge. She graduated from Berklee College of Music and received Berklee’s “BEST” Scholarship. She is a Berklee College of Music Alumni Ambassador and a TA for their Berklee Online Music Business Foundations course through Coursera.org. Briana enjoys collaborating with artists, producing, composing for TV/Film and working in music licensing. She worked on a TV documentary series, Wineram as a composer and music supervisor on Amazon Prime. Briana’s song, “Cranberry Lake” is in the award-winning film, 'Aga'. Written and directed by Milko Lazarov and produced by Veselka Kiryakova. Bulgaria’s submission into the 2020 Oscars best international feature category and had the honor of working with award winning composer Penka Kouneva.
Chris Wirsig is an award-winning composer, songwriter and producer, who enjoyed classical training on piano and saxophone, studied audio engineering at SAE Technology College, and has more than 20 years experience in music production. His music can be heard in games like the acclaimed Top Ten iPad game “Alien Tribe 2,” the multiple award-winning short movies “Intervention,”
“20 Matches,” “Cat Dexx: Inkosi,” and “Trick Of The Old Cat,” the comedy feature film “39 And A Half,” and in numerous TV shows on ABC, E!, MTV, Fox Sports, Audience Network/DirecTV, and many others.
Current and upcoming projects include the pilot for a tech-horror web series, “Glitch,” an LGBTQ+ animated comedy series, “Be More Popcorn,” the cyberpunk boxing drama “Steel Will,” and a charity project with an orchestral cover version of Depeche Mode’s “People Are People,” a project with 36 musicians and singers, benefitting several organizations fighting for justice and equality, arranged and produced solely by Chris.
On the songwriting/producing side, Chris started the acclaimed Electro Pop/Dark Wave band no:carrier in 1995 and the Electronica/Chill-Out project Virtual Conformity in 2001, as well as several side projects. He’s also co-writing and producing songs with other artists and songwriters like Psyche, Lori Barth, Briana Cash, Daniel E. Wakefield, Liza Marie Sparks, Queen Chameleon, The Dust Ryde, echoekill, and many others.
After studying audio engineering in the late 1990’s, he worked as editor for the musician & tech magazines “KEYS” and “Studio Post Pro,” and founded the first German fair-trade record label, NovaTune. Chris is a Grammy Voting Member, as well as a member of the Production Music Association and the Society Of Composers and Lyricists, for which he served as LA Administrator for two years and is now a member of its Board of Directors.
Briana and Chris are working on new music together and separately. Please visit Briana's and Chris's websites, subscribe to their mailing list for updates and check them out on social media!
The Inspiration behind "Colorized Summer"...
Chris and I decided to work on some tunes together. We were kicking around a few ideas and themes. We decided to write a fun retro, summer themed tune. I'm a person who visualizes. When I was writing the lyrics and melody of the song, I visualized myself or how anyone else might relate to the song. Driving down the coast, free, laid back summer vibes. Just a happy feel good tune. I don't know about you, but it has definitely been a pretty stressful year for me and many people. Sometimes we just need warm fuzzies as a distraction. I was on the east coast when writing this. Chris and I would work remotely via email and zoom. I would visualize being back in California driving down the PCH in Malibu in an old convertible soaking up the sea air, atmospheric beauty of the coast, basking in the sun.
The vision for this song...
We would like to see it used for summer themed scenarios and have people listen to the song and add it to their summer playlists if they feel inclined. :)
Favorite parts of the song?
Briana: The free-ness of the tune. I love summer. It's my favorite season and I really love living in California and am genuinely a happy person. I like the dark elements to it as well though. We were aiming for a chill Lana Del Rey vibe.
Chris: The great thing for me, writing and producing it, was that we both were open for experiments, something I always enjoy when working on music. The song has this easy summer vibe, but still holds some quirkiness, a happy feeling with maybe just a little hint of melancholy in it, brought in by the slightly detuned strings.
More important information...
Briana: Below are links regarding the Interscope Records Trademark Infringement dispute.
Chris: I’m currently working on several short film scores, as well as some TV stuff, and there are a few more singles and albums lined up for release later this year.
You can find “Colorized Summer" just about everywhere you usually get your music like Spotify. So, there's no reason you won't be able to find it.…which I highly suggest you do.
You should also check out the PSA made in support of the George Floyd bill.
If you want to learn more about Briana, check out her Section 36 profile page. It has samples of her music, links to where you can find her, and more.
You can also hop directly to her recent interview right here on Section 36 Music.
Be sure to give "Colorized Summer" a listen!
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