- Words Blessing Borode
- Photography Todd Duncan
Multi-hyphenate artist and creative, Daniel Briskin, speaks about his upcoming mixtape, his journey as an instrumentalist, and how he has developed his musical identity.
North London hailed artist, Daniel Briskin, is a name that everyone should know, not just as an artist but as a well rounded creative force in the industry. At the tender age of nineteen he has honed in on his skills as a producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, and takes full control of his creative identity and expression.
His latest single ‘Yellow’ is a manifestation of this. Unmatched by his introspective lyrical ability and an ear for detail, Briskin paints the picture of being self-aware enough to know you are not in a good place for a relationship. Featuring mellow synth layers and an erupting chorus that leans into the drum and bass genre, this track is a testament to his polished soundscape as both a producer and artist. We see Briskin join forces with long-time collaborator and visual artist, Joe Cruz, for the single artwork that blends both of their creative styles together. From Cruz’s unconventional approach to portraiture to Briskin’s references to Italian Renaissance paintings and Gummo.
Daniel Briskin is now hovering on our radar with a mixtape that is set to be released, capturing the euphoria of late adolescence with twinges of nostalgia.
Notion had the chance to chat with Briskin about his new project, his connection with Eddie Whelan for the “Yellow” music video, and the visual artists that inspire his work.