Taking Jai Paul’s mysterious 2012 single, Brijs undertook the task of reworking it to a solitary and unhindered look at the song – repurposing it into a psych-disco cut with dance-floor intentions.
His infectious interpretation was put together in respectful homage to the original.
“I can’t speak for Jai,” says Brijs, “but for me this song came to represent insecurity in two relationships with people who were way out of my league. I wanted to frame that bittersweet place between the flattery of the attention from that person we are infatuated with and the anxiety of believing they deserve better. The song,” adds Brijs about the sentiments he expresses in a near-euphoric take, “speaks to an underdog in love.”
Brijs’ debut EP, ‘Friends’, went straight into Spotify’s star-making Fresh Finds playlist, while another early demo, ‘Thunder’, was plucked by Strongbow for the cider giant’s 2016 commercials. Then there are Brijs’ film scores, his soundtracks including the 2016 short We Love Moses, which recently won Best British Short at the London Critics Circle Film Awards, The Dinard British Film Festival and the Iris Prize Festival.
“Over the past couple of years I’ve come to appreciate the heart on the sleeve approach — to embrace the cliche that was somehow more acceptable in the past,”
Debut album is forthcoming.
TIDBIT: Brijs is pronounced “Bryce”.