LA-Based Newcomers brecnmari Release Bubbly New Synthpop Single “Never Have I Ever”
Listen to “Never Have I Ever” here: https://ffm.to/nhie
Los Angeles’ brecnmari is Brecon Richards and Mariana Bandhold, two singer-songwriter/producers whose infectious energy shouldn’t be kept a secret any longer. Today, October 9, the pair share their latest track “Never Have I Ever.”
“Never Have I Ever” is a fun, upbeat song with a playful arrangement highlighted by brecnmari’s warm “boy-girl” dynamic. Its sound may juxtapose the world we currently live in, but the lyrics offer a ray of hope: no matter what’s going on in the world around us, love can always lift us up.
The song originated at the beginning of quarantine when Brecon and Mari went to their respective hometowns of Walnut Creek, CA and Cascais, Portugal to shelter with their families. While thousands of miles apart, Brecon passed the time listening to Louis the Child, who he says inspired the vibe of “Never Have I Ever.” Brecon went into the studio to lay down his production skills for the track, and when the pair finally reunited in Los Angeles three months later, they got to work on the lyrics.
“‘Never Have I Ever’ is about that feeling you get when you meet the right person at the right time, and in that exact moment nothing else matters,” says Mari. “It’s like you’ve found your own reflection.”
“From the very beginning we had an image where as soon as she meets this perfect person, a spotlight is shining on her,” Brecon adds. “He makes her feel like she’s the only person in the room— and that’s what inspired the rest of the song.”