Brik.Liam was born in Petersburg, Virginia and reared in Germany & Houston, Texas. With his Step father serving in the US Military Brik has spent his moving to several places across the world. With such a lifestyle, with all those flavors has allowed Brik.Liam to create a lane that is authentically his own. Fusing classic soul vibes of Marvin Gaye with the urban contemporary sounds, jazz, gospel and even folk.
His name Brik was derived from a synonym search of his favorite color, red. Which also explains the signature red balloon seen in his performances and visuals. Liam is the abbreviated version of his surname "Williams" Thus the moniker Brik.Liam was birthed.
His message is simple yet necessary..."Let Go" which is further symbolized with the red balloon he often flaunts.
When asked what his mission as an artist was, and how he feels he contributes to the state of the evolution of music, he had this to say:
"I disagree when people label music “real” as if other music isn’t. But I just simply want to be myself and show other people that it’s okay for them to do that too. My goal in creating music and art is to 1. Make people feel. Period. They have to feel me before they hear me, the music lasts longer that way too. 2. I want people to be affected by the content, I want them to feel understood and heard, I want them to make better choices and find happiness, because of the telling of my story. 3. Because I love complex musicality, I try to drop that in my music. Though many believe that people can’t stomach more complex music I believe that they can be taught to. I want to grow the consumer's ear. And in my writing, I want to do the same thing. I want to grow their minds and imagination, little by little. And my biggest goal of all is to always grow as an artist and human being."
Brik.Liam’s greatest influences range from Brandy to Musiq Soulchild. Also listing Usher, Marvin Gaye, Gretchen Parlato, Lalah Hathaway and many others as his other inspirations. Brik has been producing, writing and releasing original music since 2013. Projects like “Mr. Liam’s Neighborhood”, “Still, With Love..” and “The Ascension LP are all musical masterpieces that focus on powerful lyrics and messages, a vast vocal experience, mixing genres, and giving a great emotional experience.
He’s traveled and performed with artists like Rachelle Ferrell, Lalah Hathaway, Kindred Family Soul, Tyrese and PJ Morton.
Brik.Liam is looking forward to continuing to travel the world to share music and messages that will change people’s lives.