Meet Bridget Rian… an indie pop-rock / americana artist, who just released her debut single, “Type of Girl”, on February 26th! With the help of producer Paul Moak (Caitlyn Smith, Carolina Story, Liz Longley), Bridget has captured and clearly defined her truly one-of-a-kind sound that blends pop-rock sensibilities with lush acoustic & pedal steel guitars… all tied together by her haunting, almost ethereal, vocals. – Fans of Ruston Kelly, Phoebe Bridgers and Kacey Musgraves will definitely connect.
- What got you into the music business?
I just always loved writing and singing. My grandad would play the
guitar and sing old country songs. My other grandfather loves jazz
music and would play his record collection every week while cooking
Sunday dinner for the family. I think it was just always in my blood
and it is what I feel I’m supposed to be doing. I graduated high
school early and did an internship in music publishing in New York. I
got to meet some really talented and kind individuals. It really
solidified that I wanted to be a songwriter and pursue music as a
- What’s your favorite part about working in music?
My favorite part of working in music is being able to connect with
people through my songs. I get to literally share all my feelings
through my songs and love when people reach out to me or come up
to me after a show and tell me their experiences and how they relate
to my music. It is just really special and makes the world feel smaller
in a good way.
- Who are your favorite bands and influences?
I have too many to count. Right now my favorites are Fiona Apple,
Phoebe Bridgers, Brand New, Bon Iver. Also, Nashville songwriters
in general. The talent in this town is insane. I’m a huge fan of so
many songwriters here.
- If you could meet any musician or songwriter, who would it be and
Would it be awful to say that I’m afraid to meet my favorite
musicians? What if they are different from what I built them up to be
in my head? John Prine would have been amazing to meet, though.
He was an amazing storyteller and a legend.
- How has this past year changed the way you approach music?
I feel like the last year has been a reset in my musical life. I really
had so much time with quarantine to listen to and write music without
peer influence which turns out to be a good thing for me. I usually
care too much about what others think. I wrote some weird/sad/
honest stuff by myself this year. Quarantine really made me learn
how to sit in my emotions without distraction. I also feel like I’ve
reverted to who I was when I was 15, for better or for worse, being in
quarantine for so long.
- Do you have any upcoming projects or events we can watch out
for? Where can we get more info?
After ‘Type Of Girl’ I’ll be releasing some singles that go along with
an EP! I’m really excited. If you follow me on socials (especially
Instagram and Spotify) you will be kept in the loop!
- Words you live by…
“I can, I can, I can”
- Where can we follow you on social media? YouTube? Where can
we listen to your music?
Instagram & Twitter @Bridget_Rian
You’ll be able to stream it on Spotify if you follow me, Bridget Rian.
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