Who Am I ?
1: Who am I?
2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
I’m a singer/songwriter/producer in New York City. Right now, I’m working on putting together a full length album of around sixteen songs. I’m working with as many friends that I can. Hopefully I get Roxy Cottontail and L.A.W. on the project! Maybe Mr. Cheeks!
3: Where are you from and where are you going?
I’m originally from Brooklyn (Flatbush), but now I live in Teaneck, New Jersey.
4: Who is your biggest hero?
I have lots! Debbie Harry for her cool girl ascetic, Ann Magarete, who always loses herself when she dances, Lauryn Hill, who isn’t afraid to crack, Amy Winehouse, who was unabashedly honest in her music, Joni Mitchell, who paints vivid stories, Jimmi Hendrix, who is not afraid to make ugly music and is just ridiculous with an axe, Bob Dylan, who has a sense of humor in his music…I could go on and on and on.
5: What book is your bible?
I don’t do a lot of reading, but The Republic is a piece that has never left me. I first read it in highschool and have read it a few times since then. It speaks a lot about humanity in our relation to each other as well as to the world surrounding us. I think it’s the smartest book I’ve ever read…even beyond the text.
6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
I love films for its ability to truncate time. I love ice cream. I love women and men in the 60′s; the dynamic was a lot sexier. I hate mental blocks because it’s not something you can completely get rid of and always have to fight. It hurts.
7: What is your raison d’être?
8: What is your favorite color?
9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
Dr. Manhattan from The Watchmen–he is an amazing character. Someone who is no longer human, but has been and so,even though he has been pushed passed the level of human existence, he understands human suffering and sorrow and how time passing can be a sad experience for them.
10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
There is a party that I really like because I always see people that I admire in NYC there; it is called “On Top”. It’s hosted by The Zand Collective and is at Le Bain at The Standard Hotel on Tuesdays. I just dance with all my friends. People were the most amazing things. It’s a wonderland.
11: What turns you on?
Ideas. Big, huge, impossible ideas! Dreams! I like the idea of chasing them. It always leads to an adventure.
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
What are your hopes for the future?
Brittany Campbell is a singer/songwriter, and producer, known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres such as R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz, and soul. Primarily based in NYC, Brittany has created a new pocket of music for listeners and music fans with an open and adventurous ear. Inspired by artists such as Amy Winehouse, Blondie, Joni Mitchell, and Muddy Waters, Brittany creates an interesting fusion of musical worlds. Her guitar melodies stay in the pop rock vain, while her vocals are reminiscent of a time long since past. A lucky find, if you happen to be on the rooftops of a Williamsburg loft at the right time. Since her start in NYC in late 2009, she has made her mark already appearing in staple venues such as The Bitter End and Mercury Lounge. The live shows are driven by a bottomless kick, powerful and slick vocals, with honest and raw lyrics. Brittany gets by with a little help from her friends usually accompanied by keyboards, bass, drums, and her sporting a guitar, A multi-instrumentalist, Brittany Campbell has self produced her debut album set to drop late July. Using her supportive online fan base of an estimated 3,000 (youtube), Brittany has released a single “Goody Goody” (iTunes), as well as a follow up music video. Reviews naming the song as a breath of fresh air that distinguishes itself from the modern synth driven world of Pop.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Meaghan Coffey
Photography by Roberto Rabanne
Design by Jillian Mercado
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Brittany Campbell, 2011, Photography by Roberto Rabanne