Closing out 2023 with a bang, Isaiah Brown dropped his debut album, DREAMERBOY. This dynamic and infectious LP featured 13 song that each brought unique soundscapes to the table. Among the standouts is “Please Be The One”, a mesmerizing laid-back single that puts listeners in a trance. Now Isaiah has bolstered the magnetism of the track even more by releasing a brand-new music video for it.
The video starts off with a beautiful shot of Isaiah crouching on the shores of a beach as a wave rolls in. A calming opening to “Please Be The One”, the sound of the waves blends perfectly into the track itself. Suddenly, a soothing guitar chord progression enters, joined by passionate lyrics from Isaiah.
Speaking on the deeper meaning behind “Please Be The One”, Isaiah explains, “when we open our hearts up to the fullest capacity of the world and people around us, we discover the depths of our own existence and the power of positivity. Let us embrace one another as one collective consciousness, all striving towards a better tomorrow, for our children and our children’s children. One Earth and One Love under the power of God, The Universe, and Our Creator/Mother Nature.” Spreading his powerful message with this new project, the sky is the limit for Isaiah Brown.
Which one of your songs from DREAMERBOY pushed you the most out of your comfort zone as an artist?
I would have to say Criminal, only because vocally in the chorus I stretched what I thought was possible in belting. “I’m tired of hiding, baby why can’t we be something tonight?” almost felt like screaming in the booth. Finding the right tone in that vocal space was probably the most difficult part of the album, but with the help of my best friend & producer Jadon Sanderson (ZenAware,) and talented engineer/producer Dani Pampuri, we made it happen.
What is the message behind the lyrics in “Please Be The One”?
Overall, the message strikes true that we all need somebody to love. Meeting that person and feeling the almost desperate desire that they will be the person you can pour your whole heart into. That is the emotion I wanted to capture with the record, as it is something so raw and natural in all of our cores. The more we can embrace that emotion instead of feeling shameful of it, the closer we get to opening our hearts to true love.
How does the deeper meaning of “Please Be The One” relate to your personal experiences in life?
I’ve always been a lover of people, life, and the human experience. Being raised in the mountains of Southern Oregon brought me so close to the true meaning of being alive with a heart full of love. I’ve had my heart broken many times, and each time I recollected feeling ashamed that I had poured my heart into someone. What I came to realize and what I sing about in the record, is that the beauty of life is in fact feeling that ability to open up, no matter the consequences.
What line or phrase in “Please Be The One” do you think best reflects the entire vibe of the track?
The second verse really ties the whole message together: “Please Be The One to save me, drive me crazy, I don’t really mind if it’s you. If you were the one to break me, tie me & chain me, I’m gonna let you do what you do. Is it a sin, to worship you? When I can’t win, ‘cause I played the fool.”