New York singer-songwriter Bryce Beaumont was privileged and honored to have been invited to appear on a wildly popular late-night talk show and only hopes that the songs he shares with the audience bring them joy and inspiration, and that his fake humility holds up on television.
"Honestly, I'm a little nervous," said Bryce, with a disarmingly vulnerable smile. "I hope that people are able to see that despite the gifts I've been given, I sincerely don't consider myself better than them in any way. I really hope that comes across on the camera."
With an endearing tinge of self-consciousness, he noted, "Really, the only difference between me and the people watching is that we have different jobs. Theirs may be cleaning Airbnbs or packing boxes for Amazon, and there's nothing wrong with that. My job just happens to be bringing light and truth and beauty to the world through nuanced melodies, thought-provoking lyrics, and unapologetically powerful vocals. It's pretty much all the same, though. Ultimately, we're all just using the talents we've been given in the best way we know how, to make the world a better place."
Hesitating a moment before getting really real, Bryce explained that life on a pedestal isn't easy for him. "It's a lot of pressure living up to all the hype," he admitted. "People have this image of me as some sort of god, but I really don't think of myself that way. Honestly, I'm just a man. I'm special, yes - but to me, so is everyone else."
Bryce particularly emphasized the sacred bond that connects him and his audience. "I tell people, look, if my music touches you, that means there's a tiny spark of something in you that just happens to burn like a wildfire in me. But it's the same essence. No different."
But Bryce insists that he doesn't want people to take his word on what a humble, down-to-earth guy he is. He urges them to see for himself by catching his Tonight Show appearance this Thursday at 11:00 p.m. EST.
"More than anything, I'd like to convey to people that no matter how small they feel, they matter to me," he said. "And that makes them important."