Bio

Indie folk/pop artist, Brenda Xu (pronounced “shoo”) has been building a steady following since her arrival on the Seattle music scene a few years ago. The momentum she created with the release of her last album “For The Winter” in 2014 has led to several successful tours and song placements on MTV & Nickelodeon. Her new album, Overflow was just added to KEXP‘s rotation, and has been receiving airplay and press coverage in countries all over the world. Compared to artists such as Daughter, Bon Iver, and Aimee Mann, her sound has been described as “treading the delicate line between washed-out ambient tones and carefully crafted acoustic arrangements.” As a DIY artist, she has successfully funded two Kickstarter campaigns to release her albums and music videos. She is touring extensively in the U.S. and Europe this year to reach a growing audience in new regions.

Overflow (2017) press release:

Overflow is Brenda Xu’s new album and builds on the unique sonic landscape that she created on her last album with more complex song structures and musical arrangements.

“The thread that runs through all the songs is an overflow of emotion that we feel from daily life — from the drudgery of simple routines to the more intense moments that challenge our willpower and sanity,” said Xu. “It gets to be too much sometimes and we need a release. But along with longing and desperation, there is also a strength and power which resonates through these intense emotions. I hope that the album takes the listener on an emotional journey, with many glimpses of hope along the way.”

Xu, whose last album was described as “beautiful music that can calm the most savage beast” (Frontloader), has been building a steady following since her arrival on the Seattle music scene a few years ago. The momentum she created with the release of her last album, “For the Winter,” in 2014 has led to two successful western U.S. tours and a feature in the MTV show “Awkward.” Compared to artists such as Daughter, Bon Iver, and Aimee Mann, her sound has been described as “treading the delicate line between washed-out ambient tones and carefully crafted acoustic arrangements.”