Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.
So Brock is my real name but my friends call me Buchanan (my full name is Brock Buchanan Westover); I was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi and have been writing and producing music ever since I picked up the guitar at age 13. I honestly never thought I could sing. It was only until I got some knods from friends after a high school musical audition that I started taking it seriously. As for influences, they come from a range of different genres, but I’ve always gravitated towards music with catchy melodies and a groove. I grew up listening to artists like The Beatles and Michael Jackson, to Justin Timberlake and Maroon 5. We always had the radio on in the car.
Where did the new single come from?
I wrote ‘Never Die’ in response to a personal struggle I have been dealing with over the past year with my relationship. On the surface I wanted the song to be about that — the struggle you have when deciding between what you want and what you need; but as I was writing it, the song started to morph into a reflection on how I view my life as a musician and my love for music.
Is there more content in the pipeline?
‘Never Die’ is the third single off my debut EP ‘Story’ scheduled for release in mid-August. I plan on releasing the music video for ‘Never Die’ as well after the EP drops. So yes, stay tuned for more songs and content real soon.
What’s on the horizon for you?
I’m planning to follow up this single and EP with another EP by 2018. Over the past couple of years in LA, I’ve been writing constantly in the studio, so I’ve got a bunch of songs in the queue. I feel like I’ve been planning and preparing for the launch of my career for a long time, so this release has been a very exciting but also nerve-wracking process for me. I’m looking to sign with a publishing company and label in the future, but for now, I’m enjoying the creative freedom and the ability to define myself as a songwriter and artist. ‘Never Die’ is just the beginning, and I’m eager to explore even more vulnerability in my production and songwriting moving forward.