16-year-old pop singer BERA is ready to take the U.S. by storm with the premiere of the video for his debut single, “Favorite Things.” Produced by Rob Fusari (Lady Gaga), the single is a mid-tempo love song that gives fans a glimpse into the soul of BERA. “I really love ‘Favorite Things’ because it shows who I am,” says BERA. “In three minutes it shows my universe. Everything I say in my songs comes from something real.”
While he may be young, BERA has already launched his own record label called Georgian Dream and worked with the likes of Rob Fusari (Lady Gaga) and Rodney Jerkins (Britney Spears, Michael Jackson) on his debut album, due out later this year.
Check out more info on BERA on his official site http://www.beraofficial.com
I had the chance to ask Bera about things such as what inspires him, who he’d love to work with, and his upcoming plans. You can read about that below.
When did you first realize you had an interest in music and what sparked that interest?
I’ve been in the music since I was born. I started with violin at the age of 4, then piano and drums. But I started creating later, after I began listening to Jazz/Soul/Hip-Hop/R&B. That’s when I really fell in love with music.
What drives and inspires you to do what you love?
Everything that drives and inspires me to do something in my life is LOVE! Love for my family, love for my friends, love for my fans, love for music.
Do you find it easy to sing and perform? Does it come naturally for you?
This is my life! That’s the only thing that I can do! It’s like asking a cook if he or she feels comfortable being in the kitchen.
What are the challenges that come with being a younger singer/performer?
For me being young is an advantage, at least you have more time to do that you’re doing. Imagine, at the age of 30, I’ll have a 15 year career and I’ll still be young with full of energy. I think the only challenge that I have to struggle with because of my age is that people may consider younger singers/performers as so called “bubble gum music makers.” That’s why you have to prove them that you are a real musician!
Besides music, what are some of your favorite things to do?
I’m a simple guy. When I have some free time, I always prefer to spend it in a family situation, for example: even just talking with my family, friends, joking or whatever.
If you had the chance to work or record with anyone, who would you choose?
I would love to have Jay-Z and Beyonce together on the same record.
How would you describe the sound of your music?
I would divide my music into two parts: a more fun, club, up-tempo side; and the laid-back, loverboy, romantic side, which can make you dream.
How do you feel that you’re different from other artists in your genre?
I was born like this. I didn’t dye my hair to look different. So, very honestly, I really like it.
What are some of your short-term and long-term goals you have lined out for yourself?
It’s hard to talk about my long-term goals right now, cause my first album will determine a lot of things. If you ask me this question again by the end of this year, I might be able to give you a better answer.
What are your upcoming plans for promoting your music?
More songs, more videos, more work, more fun. I’ll be doing some promo tours.
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