Artist Interview: “Moment” by Brandon Watson

Q: Love the lyrics and catchy instrumental to this track! What was the inspiration behind, “Moment”?

BRANDON WATSON: First off thank you all for having me today; this song “Moment” tells a story of both personal and professional setbacks and successes that I faced in the last few years that I know people can all relate to. 

Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received about the music industry, and how has it helped you navigate through it thus far?

BRANDON: Dream BIG, stay humble and work hard. I am a relational person, I’ve taken that into my professional life. I realized over the years that if I can feel comfortable with you like family than personally it might not be the best fit for me to have a professional working relationship. I never force things if it comes to writing sessions, producers, or even taking musicians on tour. You have to feel like family to me. Thats taken me a few years to figure out but I am blessed and grateful I did! 

Q: Can you walk me a little through the creative process in making “Moment”?

BRANDON: I got personal with this controversial debut song. I’m a topical writer when it comes to me music. I love telling stories. So In terms of the creative process for this song it was really written and produced to bring awareness to mental health and the challenges that come along with facing mental health. Overcoming some of life’s hardest obstacles doesn’t just happen. I wanted to write a song that was catchy and a vibey tune but more importantly I wanted to start the conversation if you or if you know someone facing mental health issues. Accompanied with a compelling music video I used the visuals to start that conversation while showing that simply saying “I am not ok” sometimes is easier said than done. Moment is my story of faith and relationship with God truly is the anchor when my thoughts lie. 

Q: In your own words, how would you describe the type of music you typically create?

BRANDON: I create songs we can all relate to. I tell my story or things I personally have gone through. It being either the struggles of mental health challenges during the pandemic and how that effected everyone or talking about my faith and growing up in the church while being an artist in the music industry. My music talks about real life struggles and challenges

Q: If you could collaborate with any artist, dead or alive, who would it be?

BRANDON: If I could collaborate with any artist it would be “For King & Country, NF, and Justin Bieber.”

Q: I’m always interested in an artist’s musical journey; did you grow up with a musical family/do you remember what or who first made you fall in love with it?

BRANDON: Well, I am the only child in my family and the only musical person in my family as well, my mom was in band in high school and my Dad always loved music. But what got me in music was actually growing up in church and just feeling a need. So now being an accomplished musician, with vast experience playing drums, keys, bass. Playing guitar will always be my favorite. I really enjoy just sitting down, drinking coffee and playing my guitar even in my spare time. 

Thanks for talking with me! Any parting words to your fans?

BRANDON: No matter how far any person may have gone, I believe nothing will be wasted. The music is more than a catchy vibe – it’s for now. Everyone has had a defining moment in their life of highs and lows. I just want to be the person to give a role to articulate what we all feel and think about in my music.

Interviewed by Melissa Cusano


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