Interview: "Keep Me From Falling Apart" - Brainheart
What life experiences inspired you to write, “Keep Me From Falling Apart”?
Brainheart: Actually I am the one who produced the music and Dorel wrote the song.
This song is about his first love, a very complicated relationship that didn't end well.
“Keep Me From Falling Apart” contains heartfelt lyrics, one of the lyrics that stood out to me goes “‘Cause there is no right or wrong when it comes to love,” what would you like listeners to take away from this line?
Brainheart: I want that this song will teach people that healthy relationships aren't perfect. As human beings, we are all flawed and that's ok. There are so many people out there who believe in finding “the perfect partner”. Sometimes the greatest relationships are the ones you never expected to be in. The ones that sweep you off your feet and challenge every view you've ever had.
What advice would you give to fans on healing from a complicated relationship?
Brainheart: The future looks good, everything happens for a reason and the "perfect" partner for you will come. I promise! Just stay optimistic and be you, don't dare to change yourself for anyone, life is too short to be fake.
You and Dorel worked together creating music magic, Dorel with the vocals, and you with the background music, how did you guys work together to figure out what kind of sound you wanted to give this song?
Brainheart: Yes, Dorel and I are close friends; he is the best singer I know and one of my best mates. First, we decided to create just one song together. The process was so fun, and we were so happy with the result, so we decided to create a full EP together. Luckily we live 5 mins from each other so it was easy. We spent so many hours together in the studio, searching for the write lyrics and sounds to create unforgettable songs, and honestly "Keep me from falling apart" is our favorite song. This song hits differently and the whole EP means a lot to us; we created these songs from the depth of our souls.
You also wrote a song with your sister, “Explore The World,” do you notice differences in the writing process when collaborating with different people?
Brainheart: Yeah, it was different because I always produce a demo and then write the lyrics or collaborate with a singer that writes the lyrics. The process of "Explore The World" was different because 3 years ago my sister traveled to the Philippines, I told her that I want to create a travel song and release it when she gets back home. She wrote the verse and sent it to me, I fell in love with it and wrote the chorus. When she came back home we finished the vocals literally in 30 minutes. I produced, mixed, and mastered the track and we released it at the end of 2019. It was a pleasure working with her; the process was fun and happened naturally. I can’t wait to work with my sister on more songs in the future.
Can we expect more collaborations in the future? If you could collaborate with any artist in the world, who would it be?
Brainheart: Absolutely, I am working with so many talented singers right now and I can't wait to share all my projects with the world. Honestly, my wishlist is huge so I'll give you just 7 artists... I wish I could work with Coldplay, Onerepublic, Ed Sheeran, Adelle, The Script, Tori Kelly, or Dermot Kennedy. I love them so much, each artist has a piece in my heart.
Interviewed By Sophia E. Henry