We had the good fortune of connecting with Abe Bram and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Abe, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I was always a very introverted person, but at the same time, I just knew that I wanted to express myself in some way. There were some factors that made me realize that I needed to follow and feed my creative side. The first time I’ve watched Imogen Heap performing “Just for Now” I was mesmerized. I thought: It’s not that I want to do this, but I NEED to do this. I also remember going to the theater to watch Les Miserables, and that experience blew my mind. I remember sitting there during intermission and thinking – I will be part of a musical on that stage one day – and after that I started taking acting, singing and dance classes. So, my career shifted from acting, to musical theater, to singer songwriter.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
When I started making my songs, I was on experimental mode, and I can honestly say that the best ideas were executed on that phase. After a while, I met 2 producers that are good friends now, and they helped me to elaborate those Ideas into songs. It was very interesting to see my songs executed professionally and only after that I could see that I was a little bit different from most of the male pop artists nowadays. I feel like my voice is very deep, and I can use it to express feelings that sometimes are hidden deep inside of us. I am now, on the process of deconstruction, trying to get back to experimental mode, and hopefully, be able to release songs produced entirely by me. My latest single was released early 2020, and it was produced by me, and mixed by a friend. I feel like that was my greatest achievement so far. I do like my music videos as well, there’s always a story behind, which makes it super interesting to watch. One of the main lessons that I learned is that you have to stay true to yourself, and the moments of reflection and silence is when you should have a recorder to capture all the ideas, melodies, mood and whatever else you’re feeling at the time, cause those ideas are treasures.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I absolutely love my home, lol. As an introvert person, that’s actually my favorite place, but, if I have to go out to a really special place, I would go to the Griffth Observatory here in Los Angeles. The view is fantastic, and the planetarium is so much fun! I would also take my friend to a sushi place called Shikibu in Culver City. It’s a really small sushi place owned by a Japanese couple that I love, and their sushi is the best!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There’s a lot of people to be grateful for. I would say that the first one would be my Husband Felix that actually made this interview possible in the first place. secondly, to all of my mentors from my beloved art school back in Brazil called Casa de Artes OperAria. and last but not least, every artist that touched my heart and influenced me to do what I do today.
Other: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2izG04T8PSRv9rmoUKEgFa?si=MgiQEILiQkWf1xR0oqIyEA
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