The hook-laden song, which discusses breaking out of the circle of toxicity and rediscovering your love, is as infectious as Crum’s show-stopping renditions of classic rock songs from Queen and Elton John that won him the hearts of America.
AXS recently spoke with Crum about the new single and more in this exclusive new interview:
AXS: What was your experience like on America’s Got Talent: The Champions?
Brian Justin Crum: It was awesome. It was long days and a lot of hours but an incredible opportunity to showcase what I do to the world. I wish I could’ve had more say into what I did and how I did it but that’s the nature of the beast. You just have to take the opportunity that’s given to you and run with it.
AXS: Were there any extra nerves going into an all-star competition like this?
BJC: Not really to be honest. The show’s never been about the completion for me. We all do very different things and we’re all very good at what we do. I just had a good time watching people shine.
AXS: You’re known for your infectious rendition of Queen classics like “We Are The Champions” and “The Show Must Go On”. What is it about their music that appeals to you?
BJC: The music is timeless. It plays as well, if not better, now than it did back then. Freddy [Mercury] was not just a singer. He was an artist and a poet. His music has energy and speaks so beautifully to what it feels like to be a queer person. I love singing the lyrics because I feel like it was written for me to tell my story. I will always have a love for that music because I feel joyful when I sing it. It just feels right.
AXS: What can you tell me about your new single, “Circles?”
BJC: We’ve all experienced that relationship where we find ourselves having those same fights, discussions and toxic things creeping in. The song is about wanting so desperately to break that cycle with the person you love. It was therapeutic to write and sing about something I’ve experienced myself. I’m so happy that people are responding to it and that it’s being so well received.
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