brandon boyce better days

Review & Interview: “better days” by Brandon Boyce

Newcomer Brandon Boyce released his third single, “better days”, on March 18, 2022. The seventeen year old singer and songwriter has only just begun releasing his music on Spotify, but he has already gained traction. His last single, “Your Heart,” has over 1,000 streams on the music streaming giant.

I have had “better days” on repeat for a few days now and am thoroughly enjoying the guitar especially, but the whole song. The heartfelt melody is catchy and one might even say simple, but that’s what makes it so great. There’s nothing complicated about the lyrics or the instrumentals. The song is just a beautiful story about getting over loss – hello “better days” – and its simple guitar works well, proving that you don’t need a lot of fancy gadgets to make a song good. 

I feel that is what truly makes Brandon Boyce’s music special – there’s nothing fancy about it. It’s just heartfelt lyrics and simple, but beautiful, instrumentals. Of the Boca Raton based artist’s three releases, “better days” is the only one that relies only on the guitar. His previous releases both offer catchy percussion in addition to other instrumentals.

While the rising artist has only three songs released, he has mentioned that he plans to release a few more this year. He also plans to release his first EP by next year.. Be on the lookout for more great music from this young Floridian. To stay up-to-date, follow Brandon Boyce on his socials linked below. 

Q&A with Brandon Boyce

Q: What does your creative process look like? Like, what starts the songwriting?

BRANDON: For me, my creative process starts with just trying to remember things whether it’s in the past or recent, and just writing what I remember and how everything at that time made me feel. Writing is a great way to empty out emotions and songwriting is just that, with an extra amount of fun included since you can create it into something entirely new, all while expressing yourself. 

Q: Was there a pivotal moment in your life when you decided you wanted to pursue music as a career?

BRANDON: When I was in middle school, I joined the band and choir because this person I liked was in them, and being in that environment really sucked me into how fun and rewarding music truly is, I would audition for all the lead singing roles, and learned to play multiple instruments including the guitar, I wanted to do it professionally, after I went with my friend who was already singing professionally to his studio, and just got inspired by him & wanted to do the same.

Q: How has growing up in Boca Raton affected your music?

BRANDON: Growing up here I was never limited to finding something to bring inspiration, since it has such a refreshing environment.  Also, I always see Ariana Grande as an inspiration when it comes to making music because she’s also from here and she makes incredible music. It makes me happy and just gives hope to be honest.

Q: Did any real life events inspire “better days”?

BRANDON: Yes! I was friends with this guy for around 7-8 years and we even lived together for a bit, practically growing up together & one day he just left without telling anyone & without saying goodbye. So I was quite broken after this since that was someone I’ve been friends with since I first started really making memories. I was in my room last year reminiscing on our relationship & missing him to the point I wrote better days, and I’m glad I did ! it made me feel much better 

Q: What do you do when you aren’t making music?

BRANDON: When not making music, I’m literally just doing whatever haha, I love just going out with my friend group and doing whatever is the first thing that comes into our heads. I love listening to other artists as well on my off time in order to just see if there’s anything they’re doing that I’d want to do. 

Q: What’s next for you?

BRANDON: I plan on releasing more singles throughout the year, not as connected as my last three, but maybe 2-3 more? I don’t fully know how many yet. I also want to drop an EP either really mid to late this year or early next year. I don’t want to rush into doing a full blown project just yet, but I want to release more music, put on shows, and just live & write 🙂

Reviewed & Interviewed by Dana L. Sullivan




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