Justin Benlolo is the vocalist/guitarist and songwriter for Toronto/New York-based band BRKN LOVE. BRKN LOVE has over 370,000 monthly listeners on Spotify (and at one point peaked with 580,000). The band’s first single, “Shot Down,” went to #15 on the U.S. Active Rock chart, and to #5 in Canada. At the time of this interview, BRKN LOVE had just dropped a new single and video called “Like A Drug” on Spinefarm Records, and Justin was checking in directly from the road while on tour opening for Badflower.
Justin talks about his years of vocal training and taking care of his instrument through the rigors of the road. He talks about his influences and what the new record holds for us, and he tells us how super-songwriter Desmond Child has him singing his catalog of monstrous hits.
Hop in the tour van and get the skinny on all things BRKN LOVE from Justin Benlolo himself!!
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Hello everyone! My name is Scott Itter, but some know me as Dr. Music. I am a music journalist and photographer out of the Chicagoland area, and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I grew up in the 70’s with two big brothers that showed me all kinds of rock and roll. As I grew older I ventured out into different genres like jazz, funk, folk, and whatever else I could wrap my ears around. As I read every liner note and every Circus and Hit Parader like they were the Old and New Testament, I came to realize that I just love sound and appreciate all the people that create it.
I later became a stay-at-home dad and started honing my writing and photography skills to keep my mind from turning into mashed peas. My kids are now adults, my mind is only slightly mushy, and I am thrilled to have the honor of presenting my work to you!