Canadian singer songwriter and animal activist Stephanie Braganza has released the official music video for her new rock single, ‘Chains of Silence.’ The video released on October 2nd, 2016 which is World Day for Farmed Animals. Braganza has been an avid animal activist for over two years, participating in Toronto Pig Save’s events with fellow animal activist Anita Krajnc, and performing her music at many Veg-friendly festivals. 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. 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 song was written by Braganza and her co-writer, Colin 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, who has worked with Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson, Karl Wolfe, and is 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.
Strikes explains how the collaboration happened,
“When Stephanie pitched the concept of the video to me, 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.
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.