Underground Sparks Issue #1- Andrew Keenan-Bolger

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Some people do it for the feels and

some for the fame. Kent State University senior Brittnie Price writes for the feels. A self-taught guitarist and soul singer/songwriter, Price has a new EP out, titled Everything We Are, and big dreams of making it on Broadway and the top charts. Having already done a national tour with the Broadway musical Hair, Price is well on her way to making those dreams reality. She’s surprisingly grounded and perfectly aware of the challenging spotlight she’s chosen to step into, with enough faith in her music to carry her anywhere. Price took piano lessons as a kid, and picked up her first guitar at age 12, teaching herself how to play through cover songs. She grew up listening to R&B and Motown and says finding her own voice as a

writer took more time. “I’m still learning. I love that it’s so indefinite. Without that, life would be so boring, you know?” Yes girl, we agree! Price avoids boring by listening to her musical inspirations, which include a deep love for Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston, as well as a healthy appreciation for the likes of John Mayer and Lianne La Havas. Music has always been a part of her life and she is continuously drawn to “people with something to say.” Not one to confine herself to one genre, Price draws from all of her musical inspirations to write somewhere in the middle of it all, lending a truly unique sound to her music. “I don’t write for the sake of writing. I write what I see and what I feel, and that inspires my sound.” Her biggest inspiration is life itself, which Price feels gives her more than enough material to write about.

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