PhotoLeney Breeden –

What is your names?
I go by “Burwell” which is a middle name i used to have

What is your genre of music?
still trying to figure that out but this song is acoustic-pop

Give us a little bio about you.
writing songs is like sharing pages of my diary with anyone who listens & it’s taken a while to admit how much i enjoy doing it. most of the music I’ve released so far has been a part of other projects or collabs with artists including ki:theory, SOREN & my first music project, a folk duo called “the tide rose,” which got me into sync licensing. one reviewer said my songs have a “ballet grace with poetic devotion” & I like that idea.

What made you go into music?
back in middle school, i started writing poetry & then in high school, i started to try out writing songs by adding in piano. after taking guitar & voice lessons, all i really wanted to do was write, record & release a song i’d written. my first single release was a song called “come what may” in 2016 & I’ve been song writing a lot more since then.

Are you a signed?
lol, no

You’re releasing “can’t stop,” tell us more about the single.
I wrote this song in Nashville with chad corouthers the day I headed home from a visit there. it’s inspired by things we can’t stop thinking about & want, but can’t really have.

What is the meaning behind ‘can’t stop’.
it hints at how we can access the beauty of a moment in our mind & memory – “just the thought of you is all I need”

Describe the track in two words.
safe escape

What was the writing process like?
we started by figuring out the feeling & started building a story to the melody

What was the recording process like?
I set the song down last summer & finished it out as an acoustic version at a local studio. the recording process involved a lot of time in the vocal booth… I remember it snowed

Who did you work with on the Single?
chad corouthers & corey pavlosky

Will we see an official video for the track and if so when can we expect it?
yes — early may hopefully

Lyric Video for Cant Stop

You released ‘The Beginning’, tell us more about the single.
I wrote this song after deciding to move on from a relationship that wasn’t good for me, inspired by the idea that every end is also a beginning. i put the song on a shelf before recording it in LA a few years later with an artist/producer named tim atlas. when i started this solo project, releasing it seemed like a good place to start.

What is the meaning behind ‘The Beginning’.
a line in the second verse describes the healing that can happen if we let it – “I’m surrounded by the light I’m letting in”

Describe the track in two words.
happy ending

What was the writing process like?
I wrote this song in my old apartment, on the floor – it wasn’t anything too special, just kind of involved playing chords & singing overtop to see what felt like it belonged there

What was the recording process like?
I took this song to LA & recorded it over 3 days. we started with reference tracks & built the song from there… I most remember the studio dog & finding an avocado tree out back

Who did you work with on the Single?
Tim Atlas

What else can we expect in 2020?
more singles. I’d like to set a few songs free before sharing the most-recent material

Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
yes! i’ll be releasing tracks with corey pavlosky, SOREN & an artist named Liam keegan

Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
if our styles were similar, I’d be open to it

Do you play any instruments?
guitar & piano

Who are your influences?
sasha sloan, the japanese house, lauv, imogen heap … so man

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
usually when I’m not looking for it. sometimes when I’m outside or just reflecting

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
hopefully still writing songs & taking long walks

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I take a lot of walks … trying to get into gardening starting with a cucumber

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
neon (live) by John Mayer

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
“capture in the chaos, create in the quiet”

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
don’t overthink it

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
everything is optional

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
anywhere alongside the river

Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? home
2/ Who do you see first? my cat
3/What do you eat first? smoothie

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
set list, lyrics, mic, to take a picture & to not take myself too seriously

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

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