Today we got to tap in with Canadian born artist Bhura. We got to talk about finding himself, building confidence, battling drugs and loving the music. To learn more about him, tap into the full interview below:
Walk us through your background- Tell us more about you and your music
I will always be a mystery to most. All my life I've never fit in anywhere I've been all over the place physically and mentally. I'm the light skin brown kid that couldn't fit in with the white kids because I was brown and the brown kids because I wasn't brown enough. I've had to build up my own confidence in myself and my music it took a long time, but I'm here today stronger then ever. My energy is very affecting and you can find that in my music if you feel it. My music comes from a lot of pain and suffering and comes from within. I don't make music materialistically. I make it for the soul and for the mind. Because we're all in this ride in this life and in this moment going through this shit and I get it.
What inspires you?
Every little thing around me. I don't look up to celebrities or "legends" because I believe that we are all legends in a sense. We are all important. I take inspiration from nature, people, music love, hurt, etc. In the start it was more like oh I wanna be like this person and like that guy, but slowly realized that is draining me as a person if I'm not motivated and present with the come up and the process.
What are some of the obstacles you've faced and how has it made you better?
Damn. Drug addictions. Loss of friends in the game. Heartbreak. Betrayal. Financially unstable. Mentally unstable. Just getting into the wrong things that I was never meant to be in. But I look back at all these things while I'm here today and I realize I needed all that to be where I'm at standing here today and the person I've become. All of these experiences took me off the ladder but every time I got up. Every single time I didn't give up. It made me better in the sense that I don't drag myself down no more. It made me realize what I am capable of and why I ever doubted myself. The music and the art of creation saved my life.
What is your 5 year plan for your music and for yourself?
I'm in the present moment so what's gonna happen in 5 years is a mystery to me. I can say I wanna have this and that I'l be here and there. But in reality I don't even know if I'll be around. My point is I will go wherever the universe and my art take me. I'm ready for anything in the process.
What do you want people to takeaway from your music?
The reason I create the music is for the people. So the people can connect to something, so they can feel it. We live in such a fast paced world I want my music to be that medicine if you will to take it all away. I been on drugs and numb and completely sideways on the verge of death and if it wasn't for what I've been through I wouldn't be here today. I understand loneliness. I understand pain. I understand unhappiness and we are very good at hiding this stuff from ourselves and pretending that it's all okay. So the intention and energies I put into my art all have this feeling that it's alright and its okay to not be alright. There is nothing more then love that I want the people to feel and love for themselves. That heals all pain. That heals all wounds.
Where can people find your music?
You can find my music on all major streaming platforms by typing in "Bhura" on Spotify, Apple Music, Itunes, Tidal, and Deezer. My music is also on youtube.
Here is a link to all my platforms: