Turning his ache into artwork. Christian Birkenberger launched a track about his fellow Huge Brother alum Alyssa Lopez one yr after the duo amicably cut up.
“Alyssa is extraordinarily supportive of me and my profession. She was one of many first to find out about this track and hoped it wasn’t going to be a ‘diss observe.’ As soon as she heard the lyrics she absolutely understood why I used to be writing it and the way it was serving to me deal with our scenario,” Birkenberger, 24, solely advised Us Weekly of his first launch underneath the moniker Crish, titled “For You.”
The Connecticut native and Lopez, 26, met as contestants on season 23 of the CBS actuality sequence in the summertime of 2021. After having a showmance within the Huge Brother home, the pair tried to present their relationship a go in the true world earlier than calling it quits shortly after the September 2021 season finale.
“What does Chrisalyss and moist cement have in widespread … ? It solely lasts 48 hours,” Birkenberger wrote through Twitter final October, hinting on the breakup. The pair confirmed that they’d parted methods throughout a joint interview with Us in November 2021.
“Christian and I are simply associates,” Lopez stated on the time. “We realized leaving the present that I’ve a profession and he has to concentrate on his profession, and we now have barely any time to hang around with associates. So, having a relationship simply isn’t one thing that we’re in a position to do.”
Though their love story didn’t final, the truth TV personalities have stayed shut. The swimwear designer even created the quilt artwork for her ex-boyfriend’s new track. “We’re nonetheless nice associates and proceed to talk each week. Simply as she helps my profession, I too assist hers in addition to the brand new relationship that she appears so glad in. We’ve made it clear that we each need what’s finest for one another,” Birkenberger advised Us of their dynamic. Each he and the Florida native have new important others of their lives.
Lopez has shared photographs through Instagram of her and her boyfriend, Lukas Juodkūnaitis. “Hurricanes suck, however he doesn’t,” she captioned a September picture smiling together with her new beau. Birkenberger’s girlfriend, Melinda Melrose, costarred within the “For You” music video.
The singer and mannequin advised Us that though he grew up in a musical household, he “by no means confirmed any public curiosity in singing” till final October.
“I wrote the primary line of the track ‘For You’ precisely a yr earlier than the official launch date … after I was [feeling] ‘damaged, tousled.’ With the intention of distracting myself and transferring on from my ex, I started writing lyrics and melodies every time I felt down,” he defined.
Birkenberger added that he didn’t inform any of his fellow houseguests that he was a singer throughout his time on Huge Brother. “Evidently, all my BB23 houseguests have been shocked [by this release], together with myself,” he stated. The musician revealed that he has one other completed track that he hopes to document quickly. “Though I’ve added singer/songwriter to my resume, I’d like to notice that I take into account myself a multiskilled artist,” he advised Us, sharing that he’ll make a visitor look on the Thursday, November 3, episode of Legislation & Order: SVU.
With reporting by Sharon Tharp.