Introducing Briskey, the performance moniker of Wil Briskey. The 24-year old artist, producer and multi- instrumentalist shares his debut single, ‘Nothing to Lose’, an irresistible slow jam laced with silky-smooth vocals and sparkling pop sensibilities.
For Briskey, inspiration strikes in many forms. He praises individual elements of master-pop icons such as Calvin Harris and Troye Sivan, and the funk-prowess of the more alt-leaning Jungle and Parcels. But at the core, it’s about wanting to make people feel the way he does when he listens to music.
Straight out of sunny Brisbane, the city has certainly played its part. Although his music has morphed to take an avid electro-pop leaning, he sights early inspiration from the city’s wave of indie-pop stables including Yves Klein Blue and Hungry Kids of Hungary, with the bulk of his current tracks taking form in a warehouse rented from members of Last Dinosaurs.
While themes of love and candid-musings cast shadows on his world of hazy-pop, perhaps it’s the Brisbane-effect, as it’s almost inevitable that there will always be a ray sunshine filtering through the cracks.
Debut single ‘Nothing to Lose’ is an ode to a love not yet known. However, the young singer explains, there is a silver lining, as it’s actually a confident look to a future fate.
“It’s about my personal relationship with loneliness and directed at the girl I’ll eventually meet and fall for. I don’t particularly see it as a love song for a person that doesn’t exist. It’s more of a therapeutic way of expressing myself. I feel like it’s me being optimistic about the future of my love life, I’ve got Nothing To Lose.”