MP3: Bobby Brackins – “Indigo”
The Hit Songwriter Prepares For …To Live For EP, Releases the Introspective “Indigo” via The FADER
Bobby Brackins is best known for co-writing radio anthems like Ray J‘s “I Hit It First,” Chris Brown‘s “Loyal” and his own “My Jam,” but the Grammy-nominated rapper/songwriter boasts more skills in his arsenal. On “Indigo,” The Red Wine-produced, FADER-premiered second single from his upcoming EP …To Live For, Bobby Brackins explores the spaces between the languid bass notes, fingersnaps and rolling hi-hats, smoothly harmonizing with himself for a sweet, boastful hook. “Indigo” follows the January release of “Faithful,” a party anthem featuring Ty Dolla $ign and premiered by Interview Magazine. Brackins’ …To Live For is the first EP of a trilogy, preceding …To Kill For, and …To Die For, and will feature a powerhouse roster of guest artists, including Ty Dolla $ign, Zendaya, Eric Bellinger,Austin Mahone, Jeremih, G-Eazy, Marc E. Bassy, Wash, and his budding artist, Mina.
“‘Indigo’ is one of those hippy-ass songs that’s cool,” Bobby Brackins explains to The FADER. “It’s not like the typical radio hit that I write which has a certain format and feel. Normally, the hit songs that I write have an arpeggiated melody, they’re super catchy, very synth heavy, normally have a repetitive hook. The hook on ‘Indigo’ is just abstract, the song is based on a mood or feeling. The mood is super chill and vibey.”
Bobby Brackins has been proving himself as an architect of the new California sound for years, co-writing hits including Tinashe‘s “2 On,” and Chris Brown‘s “Loyal.” More recently, he co-wrote the hit Ty Dolla $ign single “Saved,” which features fellow Bay Area artist E-40 and super-producer DJ Mustard behind the boards. Brackins also joined forces with DJ Mustard in late 2015, co-writing “In My Room,” a collaboration with DJ trio Yellow Claw featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Young Money rapper Tyga. Brackins was also featured in a Forbes interview, giving insights on his career as a hitmaker and solo artist writing a summer banger of his own, “My Jam” with Zendaya and Jeremih. Bobby Brackins is thriving- and he’s ready to step into the spotlight as a writer, rapper, and solo act in 2016. Fans can expect a 2016 release for … To Live For.
Listen to “Indigo”: https://soundcloud.com/bobbybrackins/indigo-prod-by-red-wine
Check out the premiere: https://www.thefader.com/2016/03/14/bobby-brackins-indigo-premiere
Buy “Indigo” on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/indigo-single/id1093020448
Amidst a wave of self-made songwriters, artists and producers, Oakland, California’s Bobby Brackins is at the forefront. With over 25 million YouTube plays, and international radio spins, the established soloist who has written a litany of artists including Zendaya and Jeremih is finally coming into his own. Following high school, Bobby Brackins relocated to Los Angeles alongside his producer and close friend, Nic Nac. “I wanted to keep making music with Nic, and I knew that L.A. was more industry-based. That’s where the labels and well-connected managers were,” Bobby Brackins states. Taking advantage of the web early on to brand himself the artist has had a slew of success working with countless artists which led to Bobby Brackins penning and co-producing a #1 record for Chris Brown in “Loyal,” as well as helping Tinashe find the traction necessary to earn a major label album release date with her lead single, “2 On.” The credit is there, is as the chart and viral reaction, assuring the world that Bobby Brackins has his pen, production, and pulse on the people.
“In My Room” (Yellow Claw & DJ Mustard feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Tyga): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G32BQ3JJ1c
“Saved” (Ty Dolla $ign ft. E-40): https://soundcloud.com/tydollasign/saved
“My Jam” (ft. Zendaya & Jeremih): https://soundcloud.com/bobbybrackins/my-jam-feat-zendaya-jeremih-prod-by-dem-jointz // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP9A4cs_xQU
“Hot Box” (Remix featuring IAMSU! & Too $hort): https://soundcloud.com/bobbybrackins/hot-box-feat-iamsu-too-short-mila-j/
“Hot Box” (Sinden Remix): https://soundcloud.com/bobbybrackins/hot-box-sinden-remix/
“Hot Box” (DJ Mustard Remix): https://soundcloud.com/dj-mustard-1/hot-box-remix-bobby-brackins-feat-mila-j-choice-terrance-martin
“Hot Box” (feat. G-Eazy & Mila J) Video: http://www.vevo.com/watch/bobby-brackins/hot-box/USA2P1467790
“Hot Box” (feat. G-Eazy & Mila J) Lyric Video: http://youtu.be/4X-bOWDGQLI
“Hot Box” (feat. G-Eazy & Mila J): https://soundcloud.com/bobbybrackins/bobby-brackins-hot-box-ft-g-eazy-mila-j/
Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/bobby-brackins/