Hey everyone! I appreciate the feedback on the name change. I completely understand and commend what everyone is saying/thinking as many others have voiced similar things too. (I also don't necessarily disagree.)
I love my "unique" birth name too, I'm proud of my Italian heritage, and I have used it a long time, but there are actually very many international artists by the name of "Francesco" that I get blurred with on many places online, and also, it's obvious that it's hard to spell and say for most people. You wouldn't believe how many people butcher my name all the time---I stop correcting them out of redundancy. Also, Francesco is a domain and social media name that I can't own on the internet because it's too common. Yes, you read that right.
I also like the idea of having a moniker to help keep my personal life separate from my business---a good reminder of balance for any human passionate about being a musician.
It started as a quick random suggestion from a friend who thought the name of the street he lived on as a kid that sounded like a cool artist name. I intially dismissed it but it turns out it has a lot of meaning and just happens to describe me very well as you can see by the images above. Brek-deep restless nature to do something great and benevolent. Milo- calm, mild, peaceful. It sounds European. which I am of European descent, and I kinda look like a Milo. lol It also sounds nice...try it. "And the Grammy award for best new artist goes to....Brek Milo" It just works on so many levels.
So I know some of you who've known me a long time are sort of scratching your heads and feel hesitant to the idea, but believe me...I thought about this for a long while and it feels so right for me to do.
New music, website, photos, videos, etc. coming in the next few weeks. Hang on a little longer...everything you've been waiting for and more is coming...