On Sunday, October 2nd, Canadian singer songwriter Stephanie Braganza premiered the official music video for her new rock single, ‘Chains of Silence.’ The animal rights-themed video’s release coincided with World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA), which was founded in 1983. The music video has won 2 bronze Global Music Video Awards, and Stephanie has been entered into CBC’s top 10 Canadian Sound Asian artists.
The new single is a jaw-dropping story of an alien abduction with a surprising twist. The thought-provoking video houses a powerful message and promises to incite discussion amongst its viewers. ‘Chains of Silence’ also marks Braganza’s first foray into the rock genre.
The song was written by Braganza and her co-writer, Kolin Stewart. The track was co-produced with John Allen, the co-producer behind Braganza’s last hit single, ‘When We Last Kissed – ft. Drega.’ Chris Strikes, the director of Kardinal Offishall’s award-winning music video, ‘Turn It Up,’ was also brought on board to help envision the music video concept that Braganza and Stewart created.
“When Stephanie pitched the concept of the video to me,” Strikes detailed, “I immediately said, ‘let’s do it!’ It was an awesome idea and I was very excited to be on board.” For Strikes, one of the most important elements of approaching the project was creating thought-provoking visuals that also cause the viewer to take a moment and feel compassion toward animals.
To date, Braganza’s repertoire has been a blend of pop and dance music. Now, with rock holstered in her belt, the performer is continuing to prove her diverse musicality. The songstress’ resume includes a long list of performances as well, such as performing with rap artists Belly and Ginuwine at the Much Music Video Awards. Following that, she debuted the video premiere of her first two international singles, ‘2 Good 2 Be’ and ‘When We Last Kissed – ft. Drega,’ presented by V-MIX TV.
Braganza’s powerhouse vocals and experience on the stage helped her win the Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Live Artist. In fact, the vocalist has performed in a wide array of settings throughout her career, including a private event at the Art Gallery of Ontario which was attended by former president George W. Bush. Braganza has also performed at top festivals like Indie Music Week, DesiFest, and the Toronto VegFest.
On top of all of that, Braganza has appeared at notable venues like Casino Rama, Casino Niagara, The Mod Club, The Canadian National Exhibition Center, and Yonge & Dundas Square. Her television appearances include Rogers TV ‘Daytime,’ ‘South Asian Focus,’ ‘TV-ONE Canada,’ and more. Braganza has also appeared as the cover story of Humber College’s ‘Et Cetera’ publication and was part of the Guinness World Record’s longest concert.