Nandi Bushell and Josh Brolin Deliver ‘Sweet Nightmares’ on New Song

Friday the thirteenth received even spookier, courtesy of Nandi Bushell and Josh Brolin.

Bushell – the 13-year-old drumming famous person, vlogger and Dave Grohl BFF – commemorated the superstitious vacation by releasing an authentic tune, simply in time for Halloween. “Candy Nightmares” sees the teenager incorporate her love of metallic with infectious hip-hop impressed vocals that present a surprisingly political thoughts from this younger woman. “A cautionary story / Will historical past prevail / When leaders are liars their morales will fail,” she sings. “Dangerous to the bone / Simply depart me alone / Watch them simply sit there, these vultures atone.”

Within the accompanying black-and-white video, the gothed-out Bushell performs all of the devices whereas an unknown particular person in a plague physician masks stalks her. The video additionally features a few close-up photographs of Brolin, 55, his eyes rising black like Bushell’s do at any time when they are saying “Run” on the refrain.

It’s considerably clear who she is telling to run. “One rule for them / One other for us / Abusing their energy sufficient is sufficient,” she sings in direction of the tip. “These 4 partitions, are crushing me / The panic units in, I wish to be free.”

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“The lyrics had been largely impressed by the nightmares I used to be having on the time,” Bushell instructed Spin when discussing the tune. “So, ‘Say goodbye such as you imply it and don’t you ever look again,’ that’s in direction of the monster in my nightmares. ‘Say goodbye such as you imply it’ – as a result of it’s the final time they’re going to be there. And ‘Don’t you ever look again’ as a result of they’re getting away ceaselessly, so that they shouldn’t look again. After which a few of the lyrics, like ‘Empires of a sin,’ I assumed they sounded actually cool and scary.”


Bushell additionally instructed Spin how Brolin ended up on the monitor. Their mutual good friend, photographer Brian Bowen Smith, linked them. “[Brian] thought [Josh’s]voice would sound excellent for the tune as a result of it’s scary and it’s actually deep,” she mentioned. ” He was actually supportive and very nice in regards to the tune and appreciated the music video.”

Brolin, for his half, has lately been seen in Outer Vary, an Amazon Prime sequence about “an unfathomable thriller on the fringe of Wyoming’s wilderness.” The Oscar nominee may even seem within the upcoming Dune: Half Two, reprising the function of Gurney Halleck within the sci-fi epic.

Nandi Bushell the Internets Favorite Drummer Gets John Brolin to Join Her for Sweet Nightmares
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Bushell, in the meantime, started posting movies enjoying the drums within the late 2010s. She first went viral in 2019 when she posted a clip performing Nirvana’s “In Bloom.” The video made its option to Grohl, 54, who was impressed by this younger woman’s skills. In 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, she uploaded footage of herself masking Foo Fighters’ “Everlong” earlier than difficult her idol, Grohl, to a drum battle.

In flip, Grohl challenged Bushell to play “Useless Finish Buddies” by his band Them Crooked Vultures — ”[wiping] the ground” with him, the Foo Fighters frontman later revealed on The Late Present with Stephen Colbert. Grohl conceded the battle to Bushell, and in 2021, she joined him and the remainder of the Foo Fighters throughout a present in California to play “Everlong” in entrance of 1000’s of followers.