Brice Blanco stands out as a beacon of creativity and resilience in the vibrant landscape of Los Angeles’ ever-evolving music scene. The Los Angeles-based artist has recently dropped his latest two-pack offering, “Plain Glazed” and “Posters.” Even more exciting is that Blanco has announced plans to release a two-pack every month for the rest of the year.
Brice Blanco’s artistic journey is a tale of resilience shaped by life-altering experiences. Raised in hurricane-ridden Houston, Texas, Blanco and his family grappled with the aftermath of these natural disasters, which took a toll on their health. Asthma ran rampant in their household, and at the age of 17, Blanco found himself in the ICU, fighting for his life. This near-death experience left an indelible mark on his life.
The pivotal moment that ignited Blanco’s creative spark was the aftermath of his coma-induced haze. What began as a period of journaling soon transformed into a passionate exploration of songwriting. Over a decade later, Blanco has landed in Los Angeles, armed with a sharper and more profound perspective than ever before.
In “Plain Glazed” and “Posters,” Blanco puts on a true display of his balance of pen and musicality. “Plain Glazed” featuring solace is a soulfully produced, bar-heavy homage to Blanco’s family and hometown, personified through his love of the locally based Texas doughnut chain Shipley’s. The second song, “Posters,” is a nostalgia-laced funk record with a true pop sensibility.
When asked about the unexpected turns or surprises that shaped the final forms of “Plain Glazed” and “Posters,” Blanco explained, “We always have conversations in the studio about what we want to get across, whether a concept or a feeling, and we look at it from every angle. With ‘Posters,’ I was telling Dav—who produced it, that I wanted to get into the referential roots of the music I love, and we approached it from there. So there was a little push and pull of using those funk and pop reference points but still keeping it personal and contextual. It was a fun and relatively quick process.”
Blanco’s background and personal journey have played a pivotal role in shaping his approach to songwriting and music creation. He stated, “It’s everything. I’ve always been interested in different styles and genres of expression: music, film, and all. It started as a lot of ‘who am I?’ now it’s a lot more ‘why am I?’ approach.”
With a new two-pack offering every month, Brice Blanco is undoubtedly an artist to watch. His remarkable journey and distinctive perspective captivate the attention of all.