My name is Hillary, and I am Branik.
Over the years, I have dabbled in many musical styles, with a lot of really talented musicians. In doing this, I have found my very own authentic sound, and have created my own musical brand called Branik.
Creating this EP has been a long-time dream (a childhood dream, big time!) that is within my grasp of coming true.
The title of the debut EP is, "Why Not", which is a title rooted from a phrase often said by my grandmother, who we called, Nana. In her final days of life, it was her most used phrase. A woman who battled cancer two times and won, she remained a warrior with an adventurous and loving outlook on life. Even in her weakest moments, there was no challenge and no fear too great, just the question, “Why not?” In the most amazing ways, Nana lives on through her words and love. "Why not?", to her, meant, “What are you waiting for? Let's do it!”
In April 2018, Nana passed away. I decided to dedicate this debut EP to her. I can’t think of a better way to honor a woman who loved and appreciated music on such a large scale. Two of the five songs were written and inspired by her. "Pray For You", was a song I wrote during her remaining months in this world and "Nightmare" was written after her passing. She is survived by so many people and so much love. Now, I want her to live on through my music too.
Creating the Debut EP
Funding this project means so much more than just funding me, Branik. You are funding all the people behind the scenes that are helping me make my childhood dream possible. People like Engineers, Producers, Videographers, Merch Designers, and my Marketing Team. Not a single dollar goes unnoticed, and every single cent is appreciated greatly.
Without the help of these people, the journey to this EP is farther out of my reach. Without funding, there is no professional quality musical release, no merchandise, and a lesser chance of touring. I want to give you my very best, so I need your help.
One of the great goals I have in music is this; I want to reach the masses with my music so that I can make people feel the way I do when music touches my heart.
Gifts & Thank Yous
As a thank you for contributing your hard earned dollars, I have some lovely gifts, which I have created just for you! Some of these will only be available through this campaign. Collectables, some may say.
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