A love story value singing about! Musician Brighton dropped his new EP, Dreaming, on Thursday, October 14, and it’s clear his girlfriend, Bachelor Nation’s Cassie Randolph, is his muse.
“[In the last two years], I went via a breakup [and] I received into a brand new relationship, so the songs form of simply wrote themselves,” the 24-year-old Orange County native completely informed Us Weekly. “I wrote about 15 for the challenge after which I simply narrowed it down to 6.”
The music video for “Dreaming,” the primary single off the EP of the identical identify, doubled as affirmation that he and 26-year-old Randolph, who appeared on season 23 of The Bachelor, had been formally relationship. The twosome stored their romance, which started in August 2020, for almost a yr.
“For some time, we needed to maintain issues fairly low-key simply with, you recognize, life and every part that was going on on the time. We needed to only form of keep below the radar and revel in time alone with one another,” he defined. “And then the music video, we at all times joked round about, like, ‘When am I going to be in a video?’ And then I used to be at all times asking her, like, ‘Do you’ll you wish to do one?’ The music is basically particular to each of us, so it form of simply made sense to do it. Filming [the video] was actually enjoyable. We had been each form of nervous and we filmed for about two or three days all up and down the coast of Orange County. And we had the perfect time filming, it was a lot enjoyable.”
He added that Randolph “made it very easy to write down all of the love songs,” explaining, “They form of simply occurred, which often I’ve a more durable time writing love songs. But for this challenge, I didn’t wish to present her the songs immediately. So I went to a studio, received them to the purpose the place I used to be like, ‘OK, that is it.’ And then confirmed her and I used to be like, ‘Here you go. Listen, I’ll be again in like 20 minutes.’ … She cherished it.”
Brighton famous he met Randolph 5 or 6 years in the past and the twosome caught up a friendship. She left to film The Bachelor season 23 throughout the fall of 2018. (The present aired in 2019.)
“She form of disappeared for just a few months after they had been filming. And everybody was like, ‘Where did Cassie go?’ Because they don’t have telephones,” he informed Us. “And then after I discovered — I had by no means watched The Bachelor earlier than — I used to be like, ‘I gotta do my due diligence as a buddy right here and watch at the least one episode.’ So I watched one or two.”
When requested whether or not he can be right down to film a actuality present with Randolph sooner or later, Brighton informed Us, “There’s been some talks about some issues. It’s simply [figuring out] what sort of highway we wish to go down. And if it’s down the relationship present type-thing, or an entire new lane, we’re making an attempt to determine it out.”
While 4 of the six tracks are clearly love songs for Randolph, two of the songs had been impressed by an unnamed ex who was untrue.
“I discovered via Daily Mail on Snapchat. I by no means actually go on Snapchat anymore,” he defined. “[One day], I wakened noticed any person was any person else and it was a giant shock, however I received two of my favourite songs out of it so no matter.”
Overall, Brighton describes the EP as “mix of pop, rock and digital.” For extra, watch the video above.
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