Keeping Up With The Kardashians couple Leah and Brandon Jenner have been recording music for years, but this past week marked a milestone for Brandon as he released his first solo record titled Burning Ground. The EP features six songs, including the single “I Believe” which has an inspirational music video culled together from fan submitted clips that is sure to make you feel pretty damned optimistic about, well, pretty much everything!
Here’s a chronology of the release of Burning Ground from Brandon and Leah’s social media pages, starting with Brandon’s open call for submissions to be included in the “I Believe” music video and wrapping up with the finished product:
BRANDON SEPTEMBER 2: This last week has been one of the best weeks of my life. Last Wednesday I posted a simple video asking for people from anywhere in the world to take part in a music video I am making. I then received an unimaginable amount of support, love and interest. The message of peace and humanity brought the most incredible people together from every corner of the globe. For me, the invitation was not just a successful endeavor, but one of the most inspiring things that has ever happened in my life. I couldn’t possibly thank those of you enough who took the time to share your story with me, but I will say this. To everyone who reached out, said nice things, showed your support, or let me into your life through an emotional video, I thank you from the deepest measure of my being. From the part of me, that is the part of you, that is our common humanity, I thank you. Gratitude will forever be beating in my heart. You have contributed your time and energy toward something purely positive and hopeful. You have done us all a good deed and, in time, the universe will thank you, too.
This is a still shot from the “I Believe” music video. So many of you helped to make this video incredibly powerful and very special to me. It is, without doubt, my favorite music video that I have ever been a part of. Thank you to everyone who participated in what truly feels like a movement for goodness. This video is turning out way better than expected and I am very anxious to set it free. Soon. Sending love and gratitude.
I get overwhelmed with gratitude every time I watch the clips that many of you sent in for my music video. Here are just a few of them. In this screenshot, Mongolia, Spain, Norway, Australia, New York, Thailand and Sweden are represented among others. I'll be announcing a release date very soon and I can't wait for you to see it.
This woman has been by my side through thick and thin. She is the most incredible mother to our daughter, an unwavering pillar of support for me and wildly talented. I am very happy to announce that this week I will be releasing my very first solo record called Burning Ground. You, Leah, are the reason why I create; you are the design inherent in my creations. Without you these songs would not exist. I love you, Lee Lee. Thank you for being my muse.
BRANDON JENNER NOVEMBER 18: Today, my first solo record, Burning Ground is available. Even though it sometimes felt long overdue, I now understand that it was meant to be at this moment in my life. From becoming a father, to having my own father go through gender reassignment, this time in my life has afforded me opportunities for growth like never before. This record is a reflection and expression of the peace and clarity that I have discovered in myself. I really hope you enjoy it. Link in bio.
LEAH JENNER NOVEMBER 18: I am so unbelievably proud of this man. Today Brandon released his first solo record entitled, Burning Ground and the songs have moved me to tears. ?? Brandon, you are like no other man I have ever met. Your compassion for others and your love for your family is so remarkable I can hear it reflected in your music. Congrats, my man, I love you more than you could ever know. ?#heissuchababe check it out on iTunes!!!!
BRANDON JENNER NOVEMBER 19: The music video for “I Believe” has officially been released! This is, without a doubt, my favorite music video to have ever been a part of. I am so grateful to all of the incredible people from all over the globe who helped to make this possible. Thanks to you, the message this video embodies is more powerful than I could have ever imagined. It is an honor to share the screen with you. Please check out the video at http://youtube.com/brandonjennermusic or click the link on my bio. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.
Here is the finished music video for “I Believe” by Brandon Jenner:
Congratulations to Brandon! And it sounds as though his hard work has inspired Leah, who might soon be releasing a solo project of her own soon, if this Instagram post is any indication:
After many, many months I've finally found myself writing music again and I can't begin to describe how good it feels to wipe away the cobwebs. I feel a new drive, now that I have a daughter, to make music that is authentic and honest. I hope one day she grows up to be proud of her Mom. ✨ Photo by @jamestheodore
OK E!, I’m still waiting for that Keeping Up With The Jenners spin-off starring Brandon and Leah (and Eva)!
To maintain Brandon’s positive vibe, here are three of my favorite “believing” songs ever by some other pretty cool dudes:
WAYLON JENNINGS “I DO BELIEVE”
BOB DYLAN “I BELIEVE IN YOU”
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN “REASON TO BELIEVE”