Interview: Bri Fletcher
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Please tell me what Women’s History Month means to you.
I think it’s a time to recognize and remember all the amazing women that have worked so hard for equal rights, awareness, and supported other women doing the same.
Who has been someone from history that has made an impact on your life, and what was it about them that pulled you towards their story?
When I think of women’s history month I immediately go to Susan B Anthony because she was one of the first to become an activist and has always inspired so many people. But I also think as simple as it sounds I truly value the way my mom helped mold me into the woman I am today!
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
My plan for the future is to continue to release music! I want to keep digging further into how we all are feeling currently and just put out music that people can relate to and can encourage them!
What was it that inspired you all to come together for this collab?
When Katie & I wrote this song we were thinking about all the different stages a woman goes through. Technically each line in the song is a different woman’s story but I feel like we go through seasons and could all be them at different times. When I realized that, I immediately told Katie my idea and we just knew it was meant to have different women telling each story!
What was the process like writing Glow?
It was actually Katie & I’s first time writing together. She told me about this idea she had about a song revolving around the idea of a glow stick and how it doesn’t glow until you break it, just like when a woman gets determined or put under pressure with life we usually work hard and make it happen! That is how Glow was born.
What was the hardest part to make this all come together?
The hardest part was realizing that there aren’t as many female producers, engineers, videographers, or lighting gaffers as men. It was hard to find them but we did and everyone we worked with on this project was just so supportive and amazing at what they do!
What are your hopes for yourselves and people from all over the world?
My hope is that this song speaks to everyone and encourages them to not only support and believe in themselves but to celebrate all the other women in their life. Women can get very competitive or comparative and we don’t always stop to make sure and say how amazing people are. I am working towards making sure we do!
Are you planning any collabs for the future that you can talk about?
I don’t have any currently planned but I am hoping for many, many more collaborations in the future!
How has where you grew up as well as friends & family influenced your music?
I grew up in Texas so was constantly surrounded by country music so that definitely gave me a good foundation for story telling in writing music. And I honestly just used my music as my diary so my family and friends always knew how I felt no matter how good or bad, haha!
What were some roadblocks that you faced throughout your careers and how did you overcome them to get to where you are now?
Moving to Nashville wasn’t necessarily a roadblock as much as it was a reality check. There are so many talented people here and I had to learn not to compare myself but celebrate myself for the things that make me unique. But I do remember a time when I first started recording music in Nashville and I was too country for pop and too pop for country and had a hard time finding where I belong. Then I realized music should be a feeling not a genre and have been so much more confident since I just started writing music that feels right!
What advice would you give to the upcoming generation?
Dream big! My parents always told me I could do whatever I wanted to and I think that is the reason I am so determined by nature. Life has been challenging for everyone this past year but hopefully it gave everyone the time and insight to actually find what their hopes and dreams are and work towards them!
Do you have anything else that you would like to spotlight?
I just want to encourage everyone to compliment women as much as they can. I know that sounds cheesy but definitely make sure it’s genuine. As women, we are constantly hard on ourselves and comparing ourselves to the “perfect” image we think we need to be but that doesn’t exist. We are all unique and beautiful in our own ways and I love celebrating that!