Bryce Vine
Courtesy 9:30 Club

Bryce Vine’s West Coast upbringing is unmistakable in his music, but his East Coast roots, as well as a brief stint at Berklee College of Music, show; cutting his breezy pop tunes with lyrics that bite and hip-hop beats that Vine attributes to the musical influences of his father. The result is a sound that captures the laid-back energy of summer without sacrificing its depth. Vine’s artistic journey has been by no means linear. An early interest in music led him to teach himself guitar at the age of 13. Without a clear-cut idea of his sound, he attended Berklee until 2010 where he was able to experiment with different styles. He told Euphoria magazine in 2020 that he was able to try different sounds until he found his own. Berklee also put him in the same space as others with a future in the music industry. Along with other students, he put four songs on Myspace—remember Myspace?!—prompting DJ Carnage and rapper G-Eazy to reach out. Vine went on to collaborate with G-Eazy, one in a long list of musicians he’s worked with that also includes lovelytheband, FITZ, Cheat Codes, Jeremih, and the DMV’s Wale; a testament to the versatility of Vine’s sound. He finally signed after the release of his 2018 double-platinum hit, “Drew Barrymore,” a turning point in his career that launched a year of sold-out headline tours across the country and a Video Music Awards performance ahead of his debut full-length album on Sire Records, Carnival. Since releasing the album, Vine has maintained a steady collection of hits, including the Platinum “La La Land (feat. YG),” “Baby Girl,” and “Problems.” Vine has—accurately—described his work to BestFanTV as music that is “meant to be enjoyed[…] the kind of music you turn on after a long day to vibe out to.” Bryce Vine plays at 7 p.m. on March 20 at the 9:30 Club. $35.