Here Comes the Break is a groundbreaking podcast sparking real conversations about creativity, mental health, friendship, family, hope, and music. Hosted by our protagonist Ruben (Asante Blackk), this fictional narrative featuring real interviews with emerging artists will bring voice to young creators who use social media platforms to amplify their own messages.
Introducing: Blood on The Tracks - The Brian Wilson Story
Hi, HCTB fans! We think you'll love the new season of Blood on the Tracks, which takes a deep dive into the life of Brian Wilson. You don't have to take our word for it, though. Check out the trailer and decide for yourself!
About the show: In 1966, Brian Wilson planned to follow up the Beach Boys' groundbreaking album Pet Sounds with an even bigger musical statement. He was writing a teenage symphony to God. That album, Smile, was never finished. Instead, Brian slowly unraveled, as the pressure to make something profound weighed heavy on him. He worried that he wasn’t good enough. He worried that he was a failure in the eyes of the record company, his band, his peers, and his own father. He thought his house was bugged. He thought the music he was making conjured some strange voodoo that had a disastrous impact on the real world. He became paranoid. He self-medicated with amphetamines, hash, and LSD. He held meetings in his swimming pool. He imagined people who weren’t there. And eventually, in 1967, he went off the proverbial deep end. Did the real Brian Wilson ever resurface? Part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, and featuring the fictionalized voice Brian Wilson, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Because you can’t push the needle into the red without leaving a little blood on the tracks.
Listen to Blood on The Tracks: The Brian Wilson Story on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!
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Jake Brennan Talks Here Comes the Break and Soundtrack Release
Jake Brennan discusses the Here Comes the Break podcast soundtrack, featuring rising new talent from Def Jam.
Bonus #2: Acting / Writing / Interviews
The creative team behind Here Comes the break discuss making the podcast.
Bonus #1: Generations
In this special look behind the scenes of Here Comes the Break, Asante Blackk interviews Gael Aitor of Teenager Therapy and the actors who played Ruben’s parents discuss the making of the show
Episode 10: Here Comes the Break
Ruben and his team complete the podcast season and celebrate by going out to a Black Lives Matter rally in Brooklyn.
Episode 9: The Breakthrough
Ruben meditates on all that he’s learned from the artists he’s met, and comes to some epiphanies about why he’s been acting so wild.
Normalizing mental health
Love this pod. Great concept and execution 😎😍☺️😁
This podcast with him was mad relatable, how he feels depressed, exactly me.