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Six Crucial Questions for Singer Heather Brave

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We’d like to introduce you to Heather Brave, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter who hails from Englewood, New Jersey.

Heather’s latest single “Like A Wave” is a dreamy little love song – with salty lyrics and simple surfside licks.

If you haven’t heard the tune, get ready for the drip and the slip.

A big wave is approaching.

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SIX CRUCIAL QUESTIONS FOR…

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NAME: Heather Brave

AGE (if you want to give it up): 20

HOMETOWN: Englewood, NJ

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1. What is your earliest musical memory?

I was getting ready to sing “Do a Deer” from the Sound of Music at a singing recital when I was 5. I was wearing a red dress and my favorite headband. My Dad was saying that maybe I would get nervous, and he was worried! I looked at him like, “Oh, please. Dad, I got this. Relax.” And I went onstage and belted it out no problem. Thanks for looking out for me though, Dad.

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2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment?

When I was 12, I was in a singing competition live on Fox News. I was super-focused — maybe a little too focused. As I was looking straight into the camera, I got totally tied up in the wire of the microphone and almost face-planted. Super glamorous!!

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3. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?

I love Grimey’s in Nashville. They always have amazing live performances and the seating area is the perfect place to get lost in the vibe.

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4. Other than your own music, what is your favorite song or album of all-time? Why?

Now this is the hardest question ever. I think an album I can always revisit, appreciate, and truly feel is “Begin to Hope” by Regina Spektor. I’ve seen her live at the Beacon Theater in NYC with a gorgeous string section and there is just nothing like it. The song “Samson” always makes me cry and “On the Radio” always makes me feel hopeful.

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5. Which tune is the best dance song ever? And why?

a. “Dancing With Myself” by Billy Idol;

b. “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn;

c. “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston; or

d. None of the Above. 

Ahhh these are all incredible. If I’m being honest, the amount of times I’ve belted “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” is actually excessive, but in the best way. I love that there are so many remixes of it. That song will live forever.

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6. You wake up in a seedy Berlin hotel room with no recollection of the past 96 hours. Who is your first call?

My first call is probably my best friend Jade. She’s probably there with me, walking around the hotel looking for sushi for us and phone chargers.

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Lead-In Image Courtesy of Heather Brave and Photographer Shervin Lainez

Heather Brave_Credit_Shervin Lainez

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