Every musician has that one track they’ll always be proud of. Let It Happen frontman Drew Brown takes NAKED behind the Ohio natives’ track, “You’re Killing Me” which features Nick Diener of The Swellers.


Drew Brown: I’ve been writing songs since I was about eleven years old, and I was writing stories and poems before that. I’ve always created some sort of manifestations for my emotions to the point where sometimes I wonder if it has been instinctual from the start. Sometimes the hardest part about writing music for me is sifting through my more uncomfortable and complicated thoughts to find my deeper, more meaningful forms of expression.

“You’re Killing Me” is the most personal song I’ve written thus far and doubles as a token of accountability for myself and what I believe in. We were all stoked to have Nick Diener (The Swellers) come in and do the call and return vocals for the track. I’ve had emotional ties to some of the Swellers’ songs, so it was awesome to have Nick sing on such a personal piece of my music.

I firmly believe that if you want to see a change in the world around you, you usually need to begin the change within yourself and I was learning that lesson when I wrote this song. Life isn’t always easy to deal with and sometimes we feel like the world is out to drag us down. I learned first hand that sometimes when you get that feeling of being stuck or weighed down you need to accept some things and cut yourself away from what’s holding you down, regardless of emotional connection. I always want to help the ones I love and I discovered I had to eliminate some things from my life that I was attached to and change my perspective quite a bit to become the person I wanted to be and this song is just a testimony to the lessons learned. I want people to hear this song and really be able to connect to the hopeful message behind the album and have faith in life’s darkest moments because it’s battling our demons that defines us as individuals. There’s no shame in the courage it takes to open up and better the world by bettering yourself.

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Let It Happen — You’re Killing Me 

Written by Catherine Powell