San Francisco R&B funk band Con Brio hit the stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and spoke to Rolling Stone in Teva’s DIY Lounge at The Grind.
Following an electrifying performance that had everyone on their feet, 23-year-old front man Zeik McCarter spoke about the band’s dynamic stage presence. “Every performance is a surprise if you really stay in the moment,” the singer told host Michelle Marie. “We just bring our best to bring the energy; that’s what it’s all about.”
McCarter also broke down the creative process behind the band’s infectious single, “Free and Brave,” and reflected on the political anthem that was inspired by a tragic loss in his family. “Instead of being bitter or kind of feeling boggled down or oppressed, I decided to write a song and have my art and creativity be a reflection of the reality that we want to see.”
The single appears on Con Brio’s full-length album, Paradise, coming out on June 15th.