|Full Name||Briston Lee Maroney|
|Birthday||January 24, 1998|
|Genre||Indie folk, rock|
|Labels||Canvasback Music, Atlantic Records|
|Social Media||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube|
Early Life and Musical Beginnings
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Briston Maroney grew up immersed in music. His parents, both musicians themselves, exposed him to legendary artists like Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Petty. As a shy kid, Briston found solace in playing guitar and writing his own songs from the age of 13. By high school, he was performing at cafes and bars around Knoxville, showcasing his prodigious guitar skills and soulful voice.
Breakthrough Single "Freakin‘ Out on the Interstate"
In 2018, Briston released the single "Freakin’ Out on the Interstate" independently. Its raw, earnest sound stood out from other artists. The bluesy track highlighted Briston‘s gritty yet versatile vocals and cemented his talent for writing infectious melodies. It quickly became a sleeper hit, accumulating over 20 million streams on Spotify. Billboard took notice, with "Freakin‘ Out" peaking at #27 on their Alternative Songs chart. This impressive feat landed Briston a major label deal with Canvasback/Atlantic Records.
Evolving His Sound on the EPs Carnival and Indigo
Briston‘s first major release, 2019‘s Carnival EP, showcased fan favorites like "Sinkin’" and "Cadets." His soulful, introspective lyrics and raw rock influences earned praise. In 2020, Indigo displayed Briston‘s growing versatility as he incorporated pop and folk elements into infectious tracks like "Sunflower."
Throughout his EPs, Briston maintains his signature melding of melancholy lyrics with upbeat melodies. His voice – both gritty and tender – forms the emotional core of his music. As a songwriter, he crafts candid portraits of relationships and coming-of-age.
When asked about influences, Briston cites legendary artists like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen. Their impact can be heard in his confessional lyrics and rootsy songcraft. However, Briston puts his own spin on timeless folk/rock traditions with modern production and youthful energy.
What Makes Briston Maroney Unique
- Raw, earnest vocal delivery
- Lyrical depth showcasing wisdom beyond his years
- Killer guitar skills with intricate fingerpicking
- Knack for crafting infectious melodies
- Old soul musicality combined with youthful spirit
Rising Success andMusical Evolution
At 25, Briston Maroney‘s career continues to surge upwards. Recent singles like "Golden Age" and "So Bad" display his continuous evolution as a writer. Major publications consistently praise his talents, with Rolling Stone calling him "one of rock‘s most exciting young voices." His unique sound and heartfelt lyrics have already won over legions of loyal fans.
As a long-time fan, I‘m certain Briston Maroney has only begun to tap into his potential. His musical gifts and ability to connect through timeless songwriting make him one of the most promising young artists today. Remember his name – with Briston‘s talent, the possibilities are endless!