Music is a big part of our lives. It’s a way of expressing our feelings as well as our emotions.
The music industry is one of the most highly competitive scenes, with thousands of talents trying their best to break into the industry. For this reason, it can be tricky to establish your place and get people listening to your music. However, it’s not impossible as we have seen others cement their spot and climb up the ladder to success. Brandon Delgado is a perfect example of this. In less than three years, he has risen to the top, and his music is played not only in households in Atlanta but the rest of the world.
Brandon has made some serious strides in a relatively short time. Releasing his debut single in 2017, he has climbed the radar to become a top artist. He is widely known for his songs “Dance” and “Bad Influence,” both of which have gained over 3 million streams on Youtube. Brandon also doubles as a producer and songwriter.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Brandon has been passionate about music from a young age. He says that through getting to hang out with his cousin, who was in a boy band, and listening to them sing, he knew this was what he wanted to pursue for the rest of his life. As he grew older, Brandon started composing his own music, but they were more like poems at the time. He notes he had a book where he would jot down ideas and feelings, arranging them in a lyrical way.
His first singing experience was a freestyle in front of his cousin and friends. Brandon recalls it was just after they had finished their practice and were packing up their equipment when one of them challenged him to sing. According to Brandon, while it was for quick, the freestyle fueled his passion even more, and he wanted to make his dream of becoming a singer a reality.
“At the time, I realized music was more than just words or a beat. It’s the most genuine form of communication and one that transcends all distances,” says Brandon. Immediately after the eye-opening experience when he got home, Brandon wrote his debut single, “Catch.” Unfortunately, he didn’t get to release it until some years later.
Brandon’s family was struggling financially and couldn’t get the money together for the required studio time.
Undeterred, he didn’t give up on his dream. Brandon started working in a studio as that was the closest he could get to music. It was then that he also got to learn about music production.
Speaking about the challenges he has encountered, Brandon notes that the music industry’s competitive nature makes it tricky to establish your spot. As a new artist, he says he struggled to get music deals or interviews as people didn’t recognize him. However, through hard work and remaining consistent and authentic, he was able to penetrate the industry and become a big influence in the Atlanta music scene.
As he continues to flourish, Brandon has so many projects planned. He says he is working on his first-ever global tour and some collaborations with other artists.