Enzo Brillantes

Some musicians are born into it either by nature or the environs they grow up with. Such is the case for Enzo Brillantes otherwise known as ROBOTMODEACTIVATED, who said that being born into a family of musicians has somehow molded him into the kind of artist that he is now. 

The 23-year-old budding musician recently launched a new original single called “Different Lies,” an emotive hip-hop/emo rap anthem — the kind of bounce you want perhaps when you’re driving and having that kind of happy mood that you want to prolong. 

Being one who likes the guitar as the main backdrop of his music, he wrote and put together “Different Lies” with a love long gone in mind. 

“It speaks about a love so beautiful yet in a way impossible to have. You could say it’s also about a lost man looking for love in the wrong places, on the side, it talks of a beautiful yet fundamentally broken story of two lovers torn apart by circumstances,” Enzo shares.

“When I write a song, the first thing I do is make the beat for it. It takes about three hours to finally arrive at something I’m satisfied with. And then the rest follows. The thing is, I treat my music as an outlet for my emotions or the current situation I am in, so I have to be in a certain kind of mood when I create music, otherwise, it doesn’t feel sincere,” he adds.

Enzo considers himself more of a musician than an artist, although he is quite comfortable being referred to as both. He is currently working on an EP, which would be composed of original tracks that he started sharing with the public last year. Apart from that, he has some good songs produced by big names such as NiNETY8 and RIAA, a two-time Certified Gold Producer/Billboard Top 100 Producer Ant Chamberlain, and many more.

“The plan is to release a song each month if circumstances permit. I released one last April, then there is the “Different Lies,” and then there’s also one that I plan to launch next month or so,” he said.

ROBOTMODEACTIVATED, as he prefers to be called nowadays, is very much open to collaboration with other musicians and artists believing that his voice, his music will have more brevity and will take on a whole new perspective if he shares with other talents. 

“There is so much in me that I want to share; there’s always something going on in my head, in my heart, and I channel it through my music. I’d like to share it with other talents because when I do, it feels like I am not alone in conveying the same message, and even if it takes on a different meaning, it is still something nice to achieve,” the trap star said. 

These days, he finds himself always listening to the final mixes of his songs, noting the improvements here and there, and what he needs to work on moving forward.

Does he consider himself a perfectionist? 

“On vocal takes, not really. When I arrive at a point when I am very satisfied already, that’s it. But when it comes to the sound accompaniment, I am a bit of a perfectionist—I always want to take it to the next level. Of course, as a musician and even as an artist, you always want to surpass your last craft. That’s how I feel with my music,” he emphasizes. 

Yet there is no doubt that all he wants is to share his talent with people who are and will be captured with it. In fact, even in the midst of a pandemic, he is always practicing performing [as if he is ] on stage as he wants to be prepared when an opportunity calls for it.

ROBOTMODEACTIVATED, more known for his guitar chops, showcases that his repertoire extends more than the axe and is exploring different genres to freshen up his sound. 

“Different Lies,” released on July 2 under Distrokid, is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Youtube, Deezer, Tidal, and iHeartRadio, to name a few.

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/07/03/enzo-brillantes-a-talent-to-watch-out-for/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=enzo-brillantes-a-talent-to-watch-out-for)