We had the good fortune of connecting with Brianna Knickerbocker and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brianna, what makes you happy? Why?
I love telling stories of how we as humans affect each other in intimate relationships, in the most beautifully imperfect ways. I do this through my music (singing/songwriting). Psychology has always been fascinating to me, I love exploring and exposing darker unspoken themes about us and how we relate to each other. And for me that relates back to shared experiences. The human connection. Sharing what I’ve created with others and affecting them, connecting with others, on a personal level for them when they listen to a song of mine, is very special to me. It kind of feels like magic.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Originally I had some big self limiting beliefs holding me back from pursuing music (that felt like this *too-big* dream). And finally one day I got myself free from this resistance and allowed myself to go for it. I decided on Starless for my music alias. The name felt evocative and dark and mysterious, a good energetic match for the tone and feel of electronic pop music I knew I wanted to explore writing. It’s been almost 3 years now, of just fulfilling this wild bucket list dream of mine. There are endless more stories to tell, release parties to share in with my Stargazers (Starless fans), and I can’t wait to see what comes next!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a very special shout out to all of my incredibly supportive and loving Stargazers, who have followed me on this path of chasing my music dream and continue to back me and support all my explorations in the music world whether it be through new songs, merch, immersive experiences, or whatever randomness I’ve decided to try out that week! They’re so amazing, such wonderful human beings, and I feel so very lucky to have them.
Other: TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@brianna_knickerbocker Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0QSi31AnzLEhHu1nutvXYF Bandcamp: https://starless.bandcamp.com/ iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/starless/1456531365?uo=4&app=music
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