Indie pop singer/songwriter Brix (AKA Sophie Dupin) has released her new single/video, “Call me naïve, but I guess I thought if the world was ending, you would call”. The emotional song was written at the start of the global pandemic following a break-up earlier in the year. Shortly after, the songwriter contracted COVID-19, but not before sending the song off to producer Dan Krysa who worked on it remotely. Alone in her Brooklyn apartment, Brix then began to document herself with her iPhone each day, telling the story of what a broken heart in quarantine looks like.
Brix shares: “In March, after being exposed to COVID-19, I began my 3-week self-quarantine in my Brooklyn apartment. When it all began, I remember seeing this beautiful painting on Facebook by fellow NYC artist Gabriela Lucia that read, ‘Cause the world could be burning and all I’d be thinking is how you are doing”, and that’s exactly how I felt. That same night, I wrote this song. I couldn’t believe I was going to have to face this pandemic alone, and even as the world was falling apart around me, why was I still just thinking about that one person?”
She continues, “This music video and song is by far the most vulnerable and revealing piece of art I’ve ever put into the world. But this is also what got me out of bed every morning for the past two months. I wanted to share my story so that if even just one person felt a little less alone, then it was worth it. Whether you are struggling with trying to homeschool a 7-year-old, losing a job, about to give birth, starting a new relationship, in a broken marriage, nursing a newborn, or nursing a broken heart – it’s all hard. And we all can allow the space to grieve, and be mad and be sad, and also know and recognize that we are lucky to be healthy and alive. It’s okay to feel both.”