Brett Dennen is over other people’s expectations. “Everybody has an opinion about who they think you are, who you ought to be, or how you should behave,” he tells Rolling Stone. “It’s fine, as long as you don’t believe any of it.”
Dennen doesn’t want to get caught up in what other people think, and on his joyous new track “Wild Child,” the folk singer-songwriter breaks free from pressure. “What’s worse is when we start lying to ourselves, saying we have to be a certain way because others want us to be, because we think that we will be loved more,” Dennen says. “In reality, nobody really cares; even if they say they do, they are just projecting their own issues.”
“Wild Child” will be on Dennen’s album Smoke and Mirrors, out October 22nd.