Coming back to our pages today is Brevin Kim, a duo of blood brothers (Cal and Bren Paulhus) from Boston, MA. They bring us a new, genre-mixing, double release which sets the tone for their upcoming album, out later this year. "i need water" and "he doesn't love her" mark the next stage for the duo, with a sound that sets them apart from the rest.
Only their first release of the year, Brevin Kim's "i need water" and "he doesn't love her" take alt-rock, grunge instrumentation, pop vocals, and electronic production to soaring heights and bring a burning energy to their music. Separated by the current global crisis and quarantine orders, Brevin Kim got creative and explored new avenues in order to keep working on their music. Through FaceTime calls, they were able to create these new singles.
Brevin Kim share a little behind the inspiration of these tracks. "'i need water' was kind of like a brain dump where I just let out exactly what I was feeling in that moment." says Cal. "It's basically a metaphor for needing to rid my mind of negative thoughts. Water is the cure. Sometimes, I'll randomly be reminded of the fact that I'm going to die one day, we all are, it's inevitable, and that gives me this weird crippling stress that lasts for like 40 seconds, and it burns. This is about being all over the place, mentally, wondering if we actually matter, and searching for a way to delete those thoughts."
On "he doesn't love her" Bren explains, "the track is about the polarization of a relationship. It's the embodiment of "you don't know what you got til it's gone." One day you could be head over heels for someone and the next you want nothing to do with them. Moods can change in minutes. Feelings don't always stay the same. It's the scary reality that love isn't always equal. I believe some of the best songs write themselves in a way and this one just oozed out of me."