Brett Castro – movies in the backyard

movies in the backyard’ is that kind of indie-pop song that immediately casts a spell on you, leaving you totally mesmerised and in love with it.

Written in Castro’s childhood bedroom, the song is a nostalgic cut that paints romantic vignettes of his life – “every bruise a badge of honour when we’re flying up the trees” – that feel like you’re watching an A24 film.

“‘movies in the backyard’ was written on a challenge from my childhood friends to write a song about growing up together in Ohio. We were always running through the woods, singing around the piano, or shooting YouTube videos in their backyard. They were my escape out of my own world and into one that we made fantastical. Sometimes I feel like I never left that backyard, and I’m still foraging around for that feeling. And so that’s what I ended up writing.”

Brett Castro

Brett Castro – High Heat

An immensely powerful song which laments the loss of Castro’s cousin, who was tragically caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting at the age of just 23.

The song begins with the pain from loss, but evolves into an anthem that inspires you to grow forward and keep moving on.

“Losing my cousin was more painful than anything in the world… and this song continuously heals me. It reminds me to scream out in anger when I need to, but afterwards, breathe.”

All of the proceeds from the first month of sales/streams will be donated to the Violence Policy Center, an organization fighting for gun reform.

Brett Castro