Brit is a captivating singer and performer. With a knack for lyricism and melody, songwriting is her true calling. After relocating to Juno beach, FL from Charlotte, NC in 2020, Drozda is proud to be back in South Florida and looks forward to making an imprint on the music scene. Her sound mulls the likes of Norah Jones, Brandi Carlile and Florence Welch together.
Classically trained on piano and a learned acoustic guitarist, Drozda writes and performs her original material as well as her own renditions of cover songs. She performs with a full band, but also solo as well.
Two of her songs, "Breathing" and "Sunrise", are featured in the film Valiant and her song "Ribbon" appears as the theme song for Laura Vinroot Poole's acclaimed podcast "What We Wore."
Brit minored in music at Davidson College, including a summer program at Berklee College of Music. Meanwhile, she was listening to the likes of Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, the Wallflowers, and especially Coldplay. She toured in a band with her brother that she describes as “The Killers meets No Doubt.” But then there were more folk-flecked influences, like Nickel Creek and The Weepies.
“I've always had extremely eclectic musical tastes,” she said. “The constant that runs through is that very rarely do I find songs truly interesting and moving without some sort of lyrical component that kind of jolts me.”
Settling in Charlotte after college, Brit absorbed sounds from the area’s vibrant indie-folk scene, which were reflected in her two albums to date (2016’s Let Me Hang the Moon and last year’s Make Something Beautiful).
But a reconnection with her love of ‘90s alt-pop and a transformational collaboration with New York producer Scott Jacoby (Coldplay, Vampire Weekend, Sia etc.) spun Brit’s Seashells & Stories EP into a more distinctive and three-dimensional expression. The collection artfully mingles acoustic and electronic elements, while Jacoby left every nuance of Brit’s dynamic, soulful timbre and profound lyrics bare to the ear.
“The purpose is to invest in human connection and to learn from interactions,” she offered. “Lyrically, each song is inspired by a different human emotion and responses to life experiences … What moves people and what speaks to them is really important to me.”
Inspired by dystopian classic “Fahrenheit 451,” first single “Seashells & Stories” runs with author Ray Bradbury’s prescient portrait of humans distracted from their natural and spiritual surroundings by technology-driven trivia.
“It felt very different from everything else I’d written, even as I was writing it.” Brit recalled. “Also, it was the first song I’d collaborated on with Scott. It’s very simple, but just the way we built the guitars out and did some of the keys … I could just really hear it coming to life”
Elsewhere, the buoyant “Spotlight” is an anthem to friendship, written to celebrate a selfless friend finally finding her own truth. The more somber “Avalanche” is a metaphor for the destructive power of fear that came to Brit while, quite literally, running up a hill. “I Don’t Want to Dream Without You,” with its infectious whistled refrain, is an ode to her husband penned in the shadow of a particularly jarring nightmare.
“I feel like this EP was an evolution, and that my music is going to move forward in this vein from here on out,” Brit concluded. “This is exactly what I was envisioning.”
Seashells & Stories was recorded with Jacoby at New York’s Eusonia Studios and co-produced by Zach Ezichson (except “Rose Colored Glasses,” which was recorded at Sioux Sioux Studio in Charlotte with Jason Scavone). All songs were mastered at The Lodge in NYC by Emily Lazar.