New York based musician Totten Bridge released his infectious track ‘Please Don’t Love Me’ on the 14th of July via StephJam Music. Refusing to be confined to genre, the multifaceted artist has garnered over 1.5 million streams across all platforms, as well as publication support from the likes of Notion Mag, Earmilk, Backseat Mafia, and Medium.
Totten Bridge was first introduced to music through his grandfather’s record store. After taking records home to listen to after school, he eventually discovered the acoustic guitar, training himself to translate the music and melodies in his head into existence. Despite being influenced by the likes of Sam Fender, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Coldplay, and Imagine Dragons, his music is eclectic and enigmatic- refusing to be pigeonholed into one specific genre.
Relying on infectious melodies and tight musical arrangements that culminate in anthemic sing-along choruses, Totten Bridge’s music could be best described as Rock, with British and American influences that incorporate pop, folk, Motown, and even EDM at times. Focusing on themes of love and life, his lyrics are relatable in their concise directness, with the ultimate goal of resonating with each listener personally on an emotional level.
‘Please Don’t Love Me’ touches on all the above. Featuring tongue-in-cheek lyrics, Totten Bridge sings about love’s finite time frame, and how often we reference ‘forever’ in our relationships, even if we know deep down that we don’t mean it. With an almost Latin percussion and EDM beat, ‘Please Don’t Love Me’ features an array of intricate guitar melodies over tropical house chords. It’s catchy, relatable, and perfect for both the radio and the club. The type of track you might find blasting on a Caribbean beach as much as a taxi cab in NY City.
Totten Bridge had this to say**: “**I wrote “Please Don’t Love Me” as a tongue-in-cheek ode to the joys of living life to the fullest and living and loving in the moment. I wanted the song to be fun and playful and enjoyed while hanging out at the beach with a bunch of friends. I wrote the song on guitar and then built the tracks around the basic guitar chords and melody. The melody and song itself came pretty quickly but it took some time to get the song to where it is now.”