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Trinidadian American Artist Brandon Responds to the Youth Questionnaire

Trinidadian American artist Brandon releases Coming Clean today, a self-produced and written project on which he plays all instruments. Coming Clean is a result of Brandon's focus and isolation while in his last year of college—a practice he got a head start on growing up in a remote desert suburb in Riverside, California—and now he’s sharing it with the world.

Listen to his new project, Coming Clean, today, and watch the video for “Her,” below, then read on for his responses to the Youth Questionnaire, and get to know him a little bit better.

Question 3: Where are you most free?

I feel most free when I’m in the ocean. I can’t really explain it. There’s something about the atmosphere and the sound of the waves that makes me feel so free.

Question 7: Describe something that inspired change in your perspective.

Loss. It has caused me to really look at life differently. You can plan your life a certain way, but all of that can change in the blink of an eye. You won’t know what hit you. You’ll be left with whatever is in front of you in that present time, and sometimes that’s nothing. From there, I’ve just learned to think differently and start over. 

Question 9: What is your favorite memory in nature?

Overlooking the ocean in Tobago. My family is from Trinidad & Tobago. I went there for the first time a little over a year ago, and it’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever been.

Question 10: Describe your relationship with your ego.

A game of Jenga waiting for the right block to be pulled for the tower to collapse.

Question 11: What is your favorite flower or tree, and why?

Roses.

Question 19: If your energy were visible to others, what would it look like?

Waves. Calm waves most of the time... other times raging like a powerful storm.

Image courtesy of Hunter Taylor