Meet Brika, The Cuban-Irish Singer Who’s About to Pop Off
“The show was packed, but felt so intimate,” she gushed about her first performance at New York’s famed Mercury Lounge. “The audience knew the words to a lot of my songs. It was very special, and I felt so supported.”
According to Brika’s grandmother, who raised her, and who Brika calls “Abuela Licia,” Brika started singing at two years old. The Cuban-Irish-Italian singer claims her only hobbies have pretty much been singing, songwriting, and listening to music, so she told me the New York performances, as well as her upcoming summer plans really are a dream come true.
Her new single “You” will be out in June, which Brika says also has a funny story attached to it.
“I wrote it in November and then got sidetracked and kind of forgot about it, she said. “But then I recently showed it to my producer, Julio, and he loved it right away.”
Aside from that, you can find the multi-racial singer around the world, which makes sense.
“I’m headed to Spain in June,” she says. “First in Barcelona with Caloncho for the amazing Bona Nit festival, and then on to Madrid for another gig. The rest of the summer I’ll be in the studio in Miami and LA, writing and recording new music.”
Photo courtesy of Kia Tavernier