What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Indie Rock/Pop Rock
Give us a little bio about you.
Brigitte Mena was born to be a storyteller, and her vehicle is music. The singer-songwriter’s heartrending tunes tell raw, personal tales enveloped in atmospheric, catchy melodies. But the artist has her sights set on much more than producing pop-rock tracks. Armed with her versatile voice, a pen and a penchant for crafting compelling songs, Mena strives to strike a chord with audiences and tell relevant, resonant stories. Mena started crafting original music in high school and founded her first rock band as a freshman at Southern Methodist University, where she studied Music and Psychology. Mena’s music studies helped her hone her craft, while her work in psychology gave her an avenue to explore her interest in human behaviour. Instead of choosing one passion over the other, the artist decided to merge the two roads ahead of her. By using her talents as a musician, Mena shines a light on topics like behaviour, mental health, relationships, and identity. Her debut album Maslow, released in 2018, explored Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and heralded the arrival of a distinctive new talent, showing audiences across Texas what’s possible when talent meets a one-of-a-kind voice. Mena can be seen in shows across DFW, and released her sophomore album, Element in August 2020. While her bandmates, sound and style have evolved over the years, her resolve to tell powerful stories has remained. “I create a story that is relatable to a wide range of listeners,” she says of her music. “These are songs I think we can all resonate with in one way or another.”
What made you go into music?
Growing up I was a pretty shy kid and music really helped me express myself in a safe and comforting way. Music always provided stability in the chaos and clarity in the unknown. I can’t imagine my life without it and I think it’s one of the most powerful forms of connection we can have in this world.
Who are your influences?
Currently – Phoebe Bridgers, Big Thief, Johanna Warren, Eisley, and Hailey Williams
Are you signed?
You released your single “HoneyBee,” tell us more about the single.
Honeybee is about attachment theory in relation to a bee and flower. Both provide the necessary nutrients for growth, but the bee has more power in a sense due to its freedom to come and go as it pleases. Thus, the flower is symbolically more reliant on and “attached” to the bee for sustainability.
What is the meaning behind the single?
It’s a metaphor about my own personal journey of a dating experience I had last year. The song helped bring to light some of my own attachment struggles and how this theory can be seen in various aspects of nature, not just humans. The bridge lyrics – “Oh I’m not opposed to the light that came in spite of all the frozen patterns that unwind,” discuss the overarching positive impact it had on me.
What was the writing and recording process like?
Although I initially wrote this song last fall, we refined it over the course of a year. I hadn’t been in the studio since releasing my album last year, so it felt great to record again. I really love how the track turned out.
Describe the track in two words.
Mutualism & Growth
Who did you work with on the single?
Chris Howell from Cafe Solo Studios in Denton, TX. And of course my amazing bandmates Paul Thomas, Jordan Shepard, Kris Hawkins, & Mikael Aguilar
Will we see a Music video for the single and if so, what can we expect from it?
Not right now, but maybe later on 🙂 Will we see an Ep or Album and if so, what can we expect from it and when can we expect it? Yes! I am currently working on Album 3, so stay tuned!
Do you have any live shows or a tour coming up and if so let us know where we can catch you.
I am taking the next couple months off from playing shows to focus on writing/recording. My next shows will most likely be in the Spring of 2022!
What else can we expect at the end of 2021 and early 2022?
I’ll be working on my next album, and will be recording another single next year as well!
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Simply put, continuing making music and creating with others.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
This is my most FAVORITE quote in the entire world – “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
In-ears, amp, guitar, cough drops, Liquid IV – if you haven’t tried this, you’re missing out!!!