Under the tutelage of legendary soul singer Gladys Knight. R&B reveals its next big breakout star in Brandon Avery Smith, better known as the R&B singer, Avehre. Today, he makes his introduction with the release of his new single, titled “Circles.” An optimistic record that touches on the highs and lows of wanting to be closer in a relationship. As a result, Avehre’s utilizes this record to connect with fans and showcase his sonically pleasing vocals and musical talents.
Avehre has had a passion for music and got his start at the tender age of 6-years-old. He started singing in church and was introduced to gospel, soul, and blues. His reputation as a Gladys Knight protégé speaks volumes about his talent as an artist and songwriter. However, it wasn’t until he heard his aunt sing that he realized he wanted to pursue music professionally.
“My aunt Sharon was a singer and my role model. I watched her performing all over and it inspired me to want to do the same… ” Smith stated.
He continues: “Family was at the center of my upbringing. I was trained to be sensitive and open about my emotions. This is mirrored in the way I speak and write. Gospel, blues, and soul music were among the genres I grew up listening to, and they all influenced my style. My music conveys the truth about my soul and who I am.”
“Circles” is the setup to prepare Avehre’s formal introduction with his forthcoming debut album. Just one track of many in which showcases his artistry. His music, especially his most recent release shows what he is truly capable of. This multi-talented crooner is one of today’s most underrated R&B songwriters and performers. His mature sound is a result of his work with Knight and Boyz II Men, as well as his upbringing in a religious household.
Peep the new single below and prepare for what this rising star has in store for the industry in 2021.