The song “Broken” by Lund is one of those timeless tracks continues to resonate with audiences, four years after its release. Inspired by his real-life experience of a bad breakup with his girlfriend at the time, “Broken” has garnered over 600 million streams and counting, while also getting remixed with guest vocals from Lil Skies and Noah Cyrus. Lund grew up in Moreno Valley, CA and first started creating music to escape his home life, as he lived with his paternal grandparents due to the struggle with health issues that his parents were dealing with that included drugs and severe mental health issues. Although his song are deeply personal, Lund sees the creative process as therapeutic stating, “as long as it’s helping people and resonating with people, I think that’s the important thing.” He went on to say, “it helps validate how you feel. It makes you feel less alone.” His EP, ‘Project of A Person’ was just released and is his first new music since 2017 and is highlighted by the new songs like “Moon” and “Downhill”. Of the latter song, Lund stated, “One of my favorite quotes is ‘Love is giving someone the power to destroy you but trusting them not to’ by E. Lockhart. I wrote ‘Downhill’ from the perspective of someone in a one-sided relationship and the thoughts and feelings they go thru trying to keep it from falling apart.”

Lund spoke with B-Sides host Pete Mar about how creating music is an outlet for him, the continuing success of “Broken”, early influences that included Led Zeppelin, NWA, Korn and more. Check out the interview:

Lund - Downhill (Official Music Video)