Posted On 10 Aug 2018
Meet the singer behind the breakout single “Drew Barrymore”, the critically acclaimed pop hip-hop maverick Bryce Vine
He has quickly become synonymous with unforgettable performances and charismatic stage presence. He recently ignited the crowd at Firefly Festival and he recently released the live fan favorite “On The Ball.” Take a listen HERE.
Meanwhile, “Drew Barrymore” shows no signs of slowing down. As endearing as the actress it’s named after, the track just surpassed 17 million on Spotify, while Bryce Vine was recently featured as an “Artist On The Rise” by YouTube. Vine continues to earn fans wherever he goes, with praise from the likes of People, Complex, LA Weekly, Earmilk, and more for what Entertainment Weekly describes as his “boundary-pushing aesthetic” and knack for “infusing his hip-hop tunes with an alternative feel in ways that, well, actually rock.”
Vine has been very busy throughout this summer playing select gigs across the country. See brycevine.com for further details and more upcoming shows.
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Learn more about Bryce Vine in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time today! Where does this interview find you now? What’s on tap for the rest of your day?
Currently I’m in a rental car blasting ‘Take My Picture’ by Filter with my manager and DJ heading to a radio show in Atlantic City.
All Access Music is currently compiling a list of our artists favorite songs this summer so what is YOUR song of the summer?
Some of my favorite songs this summer are ‘Humility’ by Gorillaz, ‘Mo Bamba’ by Sheck Wes, and ‘Nevermind’ by Dennis Lloyd.
Overall, how do you think 2018 has been treating you and your music career? What has been one goal that you have had this year and how close are you to reaching it?
To be honest, I’ve already blown past all the stuff I thought I’d accomplish. This is the best year of my career, I signed to an amazing label and team at Sire Records. I bought my dream car from a fans dad, and now I have a song on the radio. At this point I’m just riding the wave and working my ass off.
Growing up, was music always a big part of your life? Can you recall your first ever musical experience?
I’ve known I wanted to do music as a career since I was 13, I loved the idea of creating something from nothing. That summer my dad took me to see Lenny Kravitz live in Vegas and I got to ride back to LA on his tour bus, it was pretty sweet.
What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? Has there been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?
It’s definitely weird when your passion truly becomes your career. Especially now that ‘Drew Barrymore’ is blowing up so hard. There’s a lot of self pressure to deliver music faster, I’m used to taking my time.
How would you say that you have grown as an artist since you first starting making music? What has remained the same?
I’ve always loved a wide variety of music but I’m finally starting to get good at blending them in a way that keeps my sound fresh and fun. I didn’t start with rapping, I grew into it naturally, I still have an affinity towards punk rock.
“Drew Barrymore” is such an ear worm in the best possible way. Can you talk about how that song was put together? Were you surprised at all by the huge positive reaction to it?
I started the beat one day and I knew there was something special about it immediately. The concept was a love song that didn’t have anything to do with the girls physical beauty. I had no idea if it would be popular, I just knew it was good.
As a fan of Walking Dead, I noticed Christian Serratos right away in the music video. How did that all happen?
We’ve been friends since I was 16 years old. We’ve always have supported each other’s careers. I needed the right lead girl for ‘Drew Barrymore’ but it couldn’t be just another Instagram model. I asked Christian if she knew anyone who would do it, assuming she was too busy. She scoffed and said, “I’ll do it for u for free.” I love that girl.
What do you think makes for an ideal show for you? What has been a favorite performance of yours so far? (I was at your last LA show at the EL Rey and LOVED it!! Your incredible energy is contagious)
I feed off the crowd man, there’s nothing better than sharing a moment in time with a room full of strangers that still feel like friends and we are all singing together just to feel good. Firefly Festival was insane for me and my whole team. I’d never played for that many people, 8000 people showed up to my set.
How excited are you to hit the road this summer with MAX? What is something interesting or odd that you have to take on tour with you every time?
MAX is a great artist and friend, I couldn’t be more excited to rock out with him. I always bring at least 2 books with me when I’m on tour.
We are currently living through a very trying and politically charged time right now so I am curious to know how your own music is reflecting this time period?
People are more divided than I’ve ever seen and the media just feeds into it. People need reasons to be happy and feel good though and, I hope my music can be a bridge in a world of gaps.
Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely still love to work with in the future?
Childish Gambino, Frank Ocean, Outkast, and Gorillaz… I’d love to work with any of them.
If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island forever, what musical item would you take with you and why?
I’d take my ukulele. If I’m gonna die anyway I might as well feel good before that.
At the end of the day, what do you hope your fans take away from your music?
I just want people to know I’m on their side and that I want to bring them together.
Check out our previous All Access Bryce Vine Concert Review Here
(All Photography Provided by Warner Brothers)