Five Minutes With: Victoria-Based Singer Jaya Bremer

The musical journey of Jaya Bremer began long before her front teeth made an appearance, a fact that remains no mere embellishment (owing to a peculiar story of delayed growth until the 4th grade). Bremer has been an integral figure within the local music scene for nearly a decade. Over the years, she has led a gipsy jazz quintet, managed a Patsy Cline tribute band, fronted an indie-rock group known as Wise Child, and recently ventured into her own solo venture, marking her musical independence with the release of the 2020 album, “Everybody’s Getting Married.”

Now, Bremer makes a captivating return with her signature blend of bedroom pop, indie R&B, and subtle electronic nuances in her latest solo creation, “Apartment 4”, released on November 10, 2023. Collaborating with the likes of producers Austin Tufts (from Montreal’s Braids) and Victoria’s own Chris Neal, Bremer delves into expansive synth-scapes, drawing inspiration from the ethereal electro sounds of acts such as Metronomy, skillfully intertwined with the emotional sincerity reminiscent of Robyn’s music.

Jaya Bremer

Name:

Jaya Bremer

Genre:

Dream pop / Indie Pop

Founded:

2018

# of Albums:

1 fully released so far.

Latest Album:

“Everybody’s Getting Married”

Latest Single:

Apartment 4

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Billie Holiday

Favourite musician now:

Felivand (artist from Australia)

Guilty pleasure song:

Jealous by Nick Jonas… I’m embarrassed even writing this.

Live show ritual:

Frantically doing vocal warm-ups while driving to the gig.

Favourite local musician:

Layten Kramer

EP or LP?

LP

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird… I always wanted to be a night owl, but I’m just not made for it.

Road or studio?

That’s a real toss-up! I love both! I guess studio wins out.

Any shows or albums coming up?

Apartment 4 is the first single off of my upcoming LP, due spring 2024.

Where can we follow you?

InstagramFacebookLinktreeYoutube

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Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Tacofino

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

West Saanich Road, because it winds through rural countryside, but is only 15 minutes from downtown Victoria.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Banfield Park, perfect for summer saltwater swims.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

Lucky Bar is always an amazing venue to play, or be an audience member at.

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Vinyl Envy

 

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