Interview – Brett Copeland

Brett Copeland recently released a song titled Cure For Me, which I featured in the third iteration of a semi-regular feature I’ve been creating about underground indie rock music. I liked the track and wanted to chat further with Brett, hence the interview below.

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a track titled Cure For Me, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about the song?

It was written about anxiety. I wrote and recorded it during the Covid lockdown

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

Not at all actually. It has enabled me to work remotely with a lot of great musicians.

What is the writing and recording process like for you?

The chorus was written before the pandemic. I finished the lyrics while recording it remotely. It’s the first release I have ever recorded vocals, guitars and bass on.

Do you plan to release any more singles in the near future?

Yes, I am working on my next release now.

Have you started writing for an EP or an album?

I have an album’s worth of music right now but I am enjoying releasing singles.

What/who influences you most as an artist?

My influences derive from books, music, nature… All sorts of things.

Where are you based? What is the music scene like in your part of the world?

I am in Los Angeles, CA. The music scene is thriving, and it’s a very close-knit community.

Do you have any tour dates lined up?

No, just one off’s.

What can people expect from one of your shows and why should people come and see you perform live?

My shows will excite you and make you feel alive and free. They are full of energy and passion and they sound just like the recordings, but with a little more improv.

Any last words for the fans?

Be true to yourself and follow the light.