Local songwriter pours emotions into song for Las Vegas tragedy

'With You' pays tribute to victims and comunity

PROVO, UT (ABC4 Utah)- -- Many people have come out to help support the community in Las Vegas after the horrific massacre this week.
Some gave blood, money and time.
A Provo man put his emotions and support behind a song called "With You."
23-year-old Brendon David Nielson who goes by the artist name: BDN Music, has a way with words and song.
Brendon, Songwriter/Producer, "my heart was broken. I ended up playing my feelings out on the piano."

Brendon wrote the song in an hour and a half. The videographer was Mitchel Thayne.  Within a day, the music video using #WithYouVegas was sent out into the world in hopes of healing the hate.

Brendon, "that's what music is, it portrays thoughts and feelings in a way that nothing else can."
 
Brendon has written songs after tragedies almost his entire life.
Brendon was 7 when he was moved to write about the events of 9-11."

"we went to our local church and wrote a song."

His mother died 4 years later from addiction and suicide.  
He again poured his emotions into music, a compilation of 12 songs. The album is due in early 2018.

When Vegas happened, he responded the only way he knows how.

He now works with Empower Slave to None, a suicide awareness and drug prevention organization in Provo.

Sandra Hadley, CEO and founder of the organization, brought him on to connect with millennials.

Hadley, "the combination of his music and passion and his commitment is really important. Brendon has a total passion for writing music that touch people struggling with addiction."
 
Brendon, "even if it helps one person deal with the tragic events they've been through, it's worth it to me."

"With you is available on all platforms including Spotify and iTunes. All proceeds go to the Las Vegas victims GoFund me account.  

http://empowerslavetonone.com/

http://www.facebook.com/empowerslavetonone/?ref=br_rs

Watch and listen to full version of 'With You'

www.facebook.com/brendondavidnielson/

"With You" videographer http://www.mitchellthayne.com/


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