Album of the Week: Brittany Davis’ “I Choose To Live” Is A Genre-Blending Manifesto Of The Heart

by Camille A. Collins


I Choose to Live

(Loosegroove Records)

Seattle’s Brittany Davis delivers a manifesto of heart and inclusivity on their rap, electronic, and R&B-infused debut EP, I Choose to Live. Davis, a protégé of Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard, packs an amount of reflective and groove-worthy content into six songs that is nothing short of remarkable.

The opening title track is a beacon, giving shoutouts to frontline workers and vital nods of reconciliation: “To my Asian brothers and sisters I extend my heart/Because I refuse to let the past keep us torn apart.” “Madd” rails sweetly against the pressure of conformity, while“Disconnected”is a beautiful ballad about appreciation for the authentic self. A gifted songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Davis is also a blind, nonbinary performer, fearlessly spreading joy with immense talent and grit. In their own words: “I’m here making spaces for people who have been silenced by societal norms.” –CAMILLE COLLINS

This article originally appeared in BUST’s Summer 2022 print edition. Subscribe today!

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