In Conversation with Brandon Atlas – representing Queer Asian pop

Hailing from Los Angeles, Brandon Atlas evokes quirky vibes and anthemic tunes, fully embracing the ‘superstar’ aesthetic, while representing queer Asian male pop artists. Also a dancer and a published model, he recently released the dancy, bubblegum anthem ‘Life Of A Superstar’, a tale about the implications of stardom and the dire consequences a wrong approach to it can have. Intrigued by his artistic work, we sat down with Brandon to find out more about his artistry.

YMX: Hey Brandon, how is it going? some of our readers might not be familiar with your project, how would you describe yourself, in a few words? 

BRANDON: Captivating, Mysterious, and Different.

YMX: Your current work is the result of a long journey; What first drew you to making music? 

BRANDON: I was heavily drawn to making music because I believe the music industry is lacking queer Asian male pop artists. I’d like to be the representation that inspires people across the world!

YMX: What would be your dream collaboration? 

BRANDON: My dream collaboration would have to be with Lady Gaga or Kim Petras.

YMX: You recently released a dancy banger, lyrically complex, ‘Life Of A Superstar’. Can you tell us how that project came about? 

BRANDON: Life Of A Superstar is heavily inspired by 80’s pop music and the cat-like fight to stardom. It talks about complying and defying the rules of fame. I’d ideally see this track in a club or can envision someone getting glamorously dolled up and ready. It’s dark, whimsical, and sultry with a tinge of pop.

YMX: What inspires your songwriting work? 

BRANDON: I draw inspiration from a multitude of places. My modelling career, my surroundings, my personal backstory, and a vivid imagination!

YMX: We are all missing live music at the moment. Once on the other side, which music venue would you choose for your first gig? 

BRANDON: I’d love to do a pride festival someday. I think that would be a dream come true.

YMX: What’s your band strategy in terms of music promotion? Direct-2-fans or via the “big dogs”? 

BRANDON: I’d love to see my music on the radio one day, and to be supported by people across the world.

YMX: Finally, what are your plans for the future?

BRANDON: My next release will be in May 2021 and I look forward too it very much!