Daily Discovery: Brian Dunne, “Born A Fool”

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Brian Dunne is an American singer/songwriter & musician. Raised in upstate New York, Brian is currently based in Brooklyn. After graduating from the Berklee College of Music, Brian released The Brooklyn Bridge EP (2012), which charted on the US iTunes singer/songwriter charts and received praise from artists such as John Mayer amongst many others. He has recorded his first full-length studio album, Songs From The Hive, which will be released in February 2015.
ARTIST: Brian Dunne
SONG: “Born A Fool”

BIRTHDATE: May 8th, 1989



AMBITIONS: Take over the world, musically. I’d settle for a killer SNL performance though.

TURN-OFFS: Unwillingness to listen to my music.

TURN-ONS: So you like my music, you say?

DREAM GIG: Madison Square Garden

FAVORITE LYRIC: “Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free, Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands”- You know

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: I saw Alec Baldwin walking out of a pizza parlor talking to himself with madness in his eyes. I don’t really know him though (Apologies if you’re reading this, Alec.)

SONG I WISH I WROTE: See “favorite lyric,” also, I’d be pretty proud if I’d have written Satisfaction.

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Conan O’Brien, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Sarah Koenig (hot topic right now), My friend Aaron (so I’m not the only non-famous person)

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Bruce Springsteen And The E-Street Band, 11/19/07, TD Garden, Boston, MA. Isn’t Bruce everyone’s favorite concert experience?

I WROTE THIS SONG: in my apartment in Brooklyn. This was the last song I wrote for the new record, and it came right in the nick of time, as we were about 3 days away from tracking when I finished it up. I’d been writing everyday for months trying to come up with something good enough. The second I had the hook for this one, I knew I was onto a keeper. I worked for a few days on the lyric until I thought it was ready and took it into the studio with me. It’s one of my proudest efforts.


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