The most challenging aspect for any artist is their identity. Regardless of the medium, artists can find themselves finding mainstream success by yielding to the industry’s norms. The action often leads these individuals to lose themselves in their pursuit of recognition, resulting in fallout and passion loss. Following similar ordeals, Leikyn Bravo has managed to bounce back and is set to release her debut album as a solo artist.
Born with the magic touch of music in her heart, Leikyn Bravo grew up with a single goal — to become a musician and share her music with people around her. With a tune on her lips and a desire to thrive in harmony, Leikyn centered her life around her passion. Driven to realize her dreams, the young musician went into Berklee College of Music, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in songwriting.
While studying songwriting, Leikyn set out to make herself a versatile artist. She delved into acting, setting up the foundation that would take her to experiment with theater. Her decision paid off as she landed roles in musicals, playing Maria from West Side Story and Ellen from Miss Saigon.
Throughout the years, Leikyn Bravo polished her gift until she started to push herself to the limit. The young artist began experimenting with her sound, trying to find the niche to build her foundation upon. However, the journey took a dangerous toll on her. “I found myself changing my music and image to fit whatever others told me would lead to success,” she revealed. The identity crisis led Leikyn to a fallout with music.
Looking to find her passion again, Leikyn decided to entertain her love for world cultures by traveling across six continents and visiting forty-five countries. The travels played a significant role in her rebirth. They led her to overcome mental health & physical barriers and figure out how she could continue to navigate her goal in the music industry.
After all the rejections, discouragement, and being told that she was nothing more than a pretty girl with a pretty voice, Leikyn Bravo managed to bounce back. Driven to strive for more and settle for less, the versatile artist challenged herself to go further with her music than she ever dreamed she could. Today, Leikyn is preparing to make her debut as a solo artist.
Titled ‘Songs You’ll Never Hear,’ the album gives listeners a glimpse into her journey of overcoming the roadblocks of the music industry, enduring the constant rejections, and rediscovering her passion for music. ‘Songs You’ll Never Hear’ acts as a testament that waiting on others will not lead to success. “Only you can define your success, and only you can create it,” shares the hopeful artist.
With her debut album set to release on May 7, Leikyn Bravo has shifted her focus to the future. “In the next five years, I plan on releasing another album, a few singles, and possibly an EP,” she revealed, “I plan to tour again. This time, as a solo artist.” Without any intention of stopping, Leikyn foresees her reach expanding and collaborating with more like-minded people.