- Interviewer: What is your most favorite song from the album and to whom you dedicate it?
- Brandon: On this album there's one theme that started to run deep, so if you listen to the song 'Friends and Lovers', it is absolutely there, because I had a moment with Baelyn when it suddenly hit me that she was equally my best friend as well as my partner. What's interesting is actually how little changed after we became lovers. We're still goofball buddies. It's funny though, we humans are interactive species. We're wired to communicate to each other--and yet it many ways we're seriously bad at it.
Why Tumblr should Fall In Love with Frida Kahlo.
i love everything about this because i love frida kahlo, but how are you going to not list the fact she was in a horrible bus accident that basically crippled her for most of her life and while lying bedridden she began to paint. frida kahlo didn’t give up and that makes her truly amazing.
Every single Frida Kahlo appreciation post Ive seen egregiously neglects the fact that she endured and survived a car accident that resulted in a metal pole being shoved through her body and essentially destroying her uterus. This incident informed many of her paintings and depictions of herself and yet she did not allow it to end herself. Her paintings became monuments to and representations of her suffering that she freely, openly and powerfully expressed. She painted her reality defying not only conventional beauty norms and continuing to slay anyways, but also artistic norms. While others considered her works surreal, she adamantly stood her ground saying that they were not surreal at all; that they were 100% accurate and realistic depictions of her suffering. And I think for someone to turn life crippling tragedy into the worlds most recognized self portraits is pretty badass and worth appreciating.