The Five Question Challenge with Breanna Lynn

Breanna Lynn LaFAMOS

Rising singer-songwriter Breanna Lynn tackles “The Five Question Challenge.” (Photo property of William Cole; Courtesy of LaFAMOS)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

It is a privilege to welcome singer-songwriter Breanna Lynn to Jake’s Take.

Originally from Chicago, Breanna Lynn has evolved as a performer and has written over 200 songs and even a full-length Broadway musical.

Her work has been featured on multiple media platforms including Artists on Demand, LA Talk Radio, New Music Weekly and Vents Magazine.

In this edition of The Five Question Challenge, Breanna talked about her songwriting process and some of the challenges that singers-songwriters of her generation face today in the music industry.

Jacob Elyachar: How did you become interested in music? How did that passion evolve into a career?

Breanna Lynn: I think I have always been interested in music. For me, it was never a choice. I could never turn music off, it was and very much is a part of who I am. When I came to the realization that I would literally not be complete without music in my life, I knew that I wanted it to be my full-time job and now I am so thankful it is my career!

JE: Could you please describe your songwriting process to my readers?

BL: It really differs with every song. The most successful songs I write are usually written fairly quickly (Never longer than a day) and just come to me at the most random times, like when I am talking to someone or watching a movie. The lines and the melodies that come out of nowhere tend to be the best ones.

JE: What are some of the similarities and differences between your songs: “Wild Card” & “Stand Up”?

BL: The songs have relatively similar messages. “Stand Up” is about taking a stand against those who tell you you’re not good enough or can’t follow your dreams. “Wild Card” is kind of the sequel to that, telling those naysayers, “Watch me as I take over the world.”

JE: In your opinion, what are some of the challenges that singer-songwriters in your generation have to face? What are some of your solutions to help other artists overcome them?

BL:  I think the biggest challenge is music piracy. Unless you are a Taylor Swift-level talent that makes millions of dollars every tour, musicians really do not make that much money, sometimes hardly enough to survive on. I think our biggest challenge will be to find a way to convey to the general population that piracy is absolutely stealing and needs to stop. How that is going to happen, I am not really sure, as the Internet has made it so easy. But I hope someday we will see that change take place!

JE: How has social media helped you propel your music career?

BL: It has connected me with my fans, which is honestly so important to me. I’m not a big social media person, as I am not on my computer all the neither time, nor do I want to be because I think it takes away time from living your life. However, social media has connected me with the people who support me in ways that would not have been possible a mere ten years ago, and for that I am very grateful!

To learn more about Breanna Lynn, visit her website: http://breannalynnmusic.com/

You can connect with Breanna on social media, visit her Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

 

 

 

 

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