Me is Better with WE - Debut Album 5-21
Gently not Judgingly - Single Release 3-12
Deeper to the CORE - Single Release 4 - 23
1. Sweet Imperfections
2. Gently Not Judgingly
3. Deeper to the Core
4. Cosmic Cloth
5. Night Rainbow
6. Fight or Flight
7. Heaven is Here with You
By Nicholas Jason Lopez
Bri Schillings was once in a dark place, deep within the realms of a life-threatening eating disorder and nothing to look forward to.
It was the music that pulled her back in to a positive outlook and to this day, the San Diego-based singer-songwriter can safely declare it basically saved her and taught her how to love again. Greatly inspired, her and a collective of Southern California’s most talented writers and musicians under the moniker “Sweet Imperfections” have released an aptly titled debut album called ‘ME Is Better With WE,’ which features the single “Deeper To The Core.”
The Music Bugle had the opportunity to talk with Schillings about the album and more.
Emerging artist Sweet Imperfections (aka Bri Schillings) is set to release her debut album, ME is Better with WE, on May 21st, but you can get an exclusive preview via Aesthetic Magazine below.
Even though Schillings had an emerging presence in the San Diego music scene with consistent gigs and a full fledged EP out in the world, there was something in her heart that was breaking. She felt alone, unseen, and unloved in her relationships and life. This struggle led her to fall back to a dark place and a life threatening eating disorder.
The only place she could turn to at the time was music. So after pouring her heart into creating songs of nature, empowerment, and hope, and meeting the love of her life, Schillings resurrected from that catatonic state and worked to bring light back into such a dark place.
The result of that is the ME is Better with WE, a work filled to the brim with lush violins and poignant piano work. These set the backdrop for Schillings’ earnest yet powerful vocals calling out for unity and compassion.
Sweet Imperfections has today released their new video for the track titled ‘Deeper to the Core’. An absolutely gorgeous piano riff kicks off what I consider a subtle punch to the feels with a stellar song that I personally needed to hear today. Personal things aside, ‘Deeper to the Core’ is a song that anyone can relate to and will become a companion for those times when you really need one. Having said that, I really need to thank Bri and Co. for that needed introspection and call for reflection with a song that soothes the soul and seals a hurting heart. The song builds like a slow burn and a crescendo building to a hopeful conclusion.
Deeper To The Core is a journey to open one to their ever-folding truths... that a deeper connection with ourselves is a doorway to a deeper connection with others. It takes us through an exploration of ourselves and the love that supports... as this deeper connectivity to one's own truth unfolds... so does the love that allows us to expand beyond our old stories and limitations.
We wrote this song during the “Black Lives Matter” movement over the summer with a desire to help this Country feel loved again and hopefully heal the deep divide between our people. Gently not Judgingly is calling out to us to; “Take a walk in my shoes and you will see, you’re not that much different from me”. We wanted to inspire people to understand and sympathize with our differences instead of condemning and judging people. Find a new way to make waves of real change”.
There are times when life feels like a struggle and hasn’t that been the case for these last twelve months? Politically and socially speaking, it feels like someone has taken a knife and divided our world into two warring segments, in deep conflict over virtually every issue and belief you could possibly think of. Singer-songwriter Bri Schillings and her band Sweet Imperfections have recognized this fundamental clash of attitudes in their latest single “Gently Not Judgingly,” an epically emotional ballad that can’t help but move you.
Even if you aren’t on board with Schilling’s point of view, there’s no mistaking the gripping, passionate elements of the song that can’t help but reel you in as a listener. It’s a song that comes at a key time, when our differences have never been emphasized more and in many instances, these differences are being weaponized to harm us. The band is out to inspire sympathy and understanding, and lobby for a little more unity that can help carry us through these hard times we live in.
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Sweet Imperfections has today released their new video for the track titled ‘Gently Not Judgingly’. Written from the perception of a person in the state of rare reflectiveness, ‘Gently Not Judgingly’ gives a much needed perspective on the current state of affairs. The lyrics state the painfully obvious in that we need to listen not loathe and relate not berate.
The video is a lovingly crafted masterpiece that may end up as a timestamp for the last few years. Everyone has a voice, yes, but everyone also has a responsibility. The voice is but a tool for that responsibility. Do we use it to right wrongs? Right the wrongs in us? Or simply write more wrongs. This is a song and video that touched me personally. Thank you, Bri.
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Me is Better with We, is the debut album for Sweet Imperfections, a Bri Schillings masterpiece, and it could not come at a better time. This album will help make this Country feel loved again and hopefully heal the deep divide between our people.
Deeper To The Core is a journey to open one to their ever-folding truths... that a deeper connection with ourselves is a doorway to a deeper connection with others. It takes us through an exploration of ourselves and the love that supports... as this deeper connectivity to one's own truth unfolds
Let's go on an adventure’ and let heart, hand and voice flow. Music is my medicine. So much beauty and love out of so much pain.
We are Music, each with our own unique inner melody. As we grow and form our Identity in life, we learn to express our inner heart song through a plethora of learned and labeled mediums
Music is my first language, It connects us and conveys the feelings I cannot express through words alone. It has been my greatest form of communication
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