Jan 4, 2022
Life and Work with Brandon Redd
Brandon Redd spoke to the Orlando Voyager this week to discuss his how he got his start making music and what drives him to continue creating. Below is an excerpt from that video:
OV: Brandon, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
BR: I first got into music around the age of 14. My mom had a friend that made beats and I tried my hand at writing lyrics to them. I kept working at it and started to develop a true passion for it. I always loved writing poems in school, so it was a natural progression for me. The more I started songwriting, the more I craved a certain sound for my music that I felt like I wasn’t finding in other producer’s beats. That’s when I got into music production. My parents got me a little studio setup going in the basement of our house during the time we lived in Atlanta, which I might add is where I discovered my love for making music. From then on, I just honed my skills. Whenever I had free time, I would literally work on music until I was exhausted, go to sleep, then do it again. That culmination of time and effort has gotten me where I am now with one album and an EP out on all streaming platforms so far in my music career.
OV: Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
BR: Anything worth having or attaining hardly ever comes without bumps in the road, so I can’t say everything was smooth sailing. For me, a big struggle was having to learn a lot about making beats on my own. Throughout the years, I’ve had people give me tips on certain aspects of production and joined clubs/organizations that were music focused, but I never truly had a mentor in the production realm of my work. It was just a lot of “How to” Youtube videos that guided me to where I am now. I appreciate that struggle though because....