He may just be a young 20 year old from Orlando Florida but this isn’t Braiden Wood’s first rodeo . He’s been a professional musician in a band for the past 6 years and is ready to embark on this new musical journey on his own, and seems to have the limitless support to get him far. We can’t wait for his new music to come out, and had the chance to catch up with him regarding his new adventure and debut EP!
1.) Your debut EP “Be Free Be Strong” comes out on the 22nd. That’s exciting! What was the inspiration behind the name of the EP?
Be Free, Be Strong is a lyrics in one of my songs (Freeze Time) that really described how I motivated myself in that particular part of my life. I felt it was only appropriate for that to be the album title.
2.) How do you feel about going out and being solo after so many years in a band?
It’s honestly a little frightening but everything is new and it seems like it’s going to be a fun new chapter for me. I think the important thing is I have awesome friends and family to keep me grounded and I’m playing music that I believe has purpose.
3.) You recently posted a mashup of Pompeii by Bastille and Safe & Sound by Capital Cities. Do you plan to post more covers in the future?
Yes! Covers are a fun / creative outlet for many musicians today and as long as there’s music out there that is relevant to me, you can expect me to do something with it.
4.) What are three words you would use to describe your music?
Hopeful. Positive. Encouraging.
5.) As a song writer what were the inspirations or ideas behind each song?
Most of these songs I’ve actually had for years. I wrote them in different trials of my life and also in the times where everything is going great. There are some songs about girls, about getting through tough times, and others that are just fun.
6.) Which is your favorite song from the EP and why?
This is a really hard question to answer for me. I think my favorite is Superman cause it’s the last one I wrote on the album but I really enjoy Lead Me Home as well.
7.) Do you have plans to tour with your new music?
Not as of right now. We will see what the future holds though.
8.) Speaking of touring, your playing in Manila this May! How do you feel about traveling over there for a show? Any big plans?
It’s such a huge and totally undeserved opportunity but I’m beyond excited for it! It seems like it’s going to be very up close and personal with the fans over there and I’ve got a cool show in the works.
9.) Who’s your celebrity crush?
Katy Perry. Forsure.
10.) What’s a song that you can’t stop listening to lately?
Pompeii by Bastille and Love Alone is Worth the Fight by Switchfoot. Even tie.
11.) Is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?
Thanks for supporting me in so many different ways. It truly makes my life entertaining and I wouldn’t be able to do ANY of the things I’ve done without you guys. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so supportive and awesome! Love you guys!
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