Meet pop and country artist, Bri Fletcher. Growing up, she was bullied in school for her appearance and anything the bullies could think of. To cope with the situation, she started writing in her diary and talking about her struggles and feelings. She eventually turned these diary entrees into a song and by the age of 15, she had penned over 200 songs.
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Fletcher released her debut single, Believe in Me, earlier this year and it has amassed 50,000 streams and counting. Additionally, she also has three EPs to her name. In July this year, she released a new single, Therapy. “Therapy is a song about really caring for someone and wanting to be there for them but how unfortunately friendships can become one sided really quick. We all have issues and need a chance to vent, but it is important to check in with each other to see what that person needs,” explained Fletcher on her new single.
Because of the traumatic experiences she went through during her school years, Fletcher yearned to provide a safe space for students. Hence, she started anti-bullying foundation, Debully, in 2012 after graduating from high school. Debully has hosted assemblies in schools across the US where they sing, dance and provide a platform to talk about bullying and ways to avoid being bullied. The students also get the opportunity to hear from Fletcher about her story and music. What an amazing way to advocate on anti-bullying through music!
Writing has become a form of therapy for Bri as she enjoys writing about exactly how she feels. This is what listeners can expect from her upcoming songs which she is planning to release before the end of the year. One can anticipate the songs to be raw and filled with emotions and a sense of vulnerability. I for one cannot wait to hear more from Fletcher especially when her lyrics are so relatable!
The Fifth Parlour would like to thank Bri Fletcher for the interview and C2 Entertainment for coordinating the interview.