Bridgit confirmed that the song was written in the spring of 2016 in California, and was completed in Fall of the same year.
On November 15, 2016, in The Echoplex, Los Angeles, USA, Bridgit sang the song with Pell but did not reveal the title. On March 16, 2017, Bridgit uploaded the song to Spotify but could not be heard as it would be released the day after. That same day, Bridgit and Pell sang "Can't Bring This Down" live on SXSW.
Finally, on March 17th, Bridgit released the audio of "Can't Bring This Down" into her personal youtube account and Spotify. That same day, Bridgit uploaded a photo in the profile of their social networks with an outfit that could use it for the video of "Can't Bring This Down"
Cover art Edit
On March 22, Bridgit chatted on twitter about song questions and Bridgit revealed that on the cover of the song, the names were her handwriting and that the photo is her holding a glass of water.
Live performances Edit
On March 16, 2017, Bridgit and Pell sang the song on SXSW live to promote the song a day before the release.
Critical reception Edit
"Can't Bring This Down" received positive reviews. Tomas Bleach said: "After taking a long hiatus Bridgit Mendler has not been wasting any time and has been constantly delivering new material. After the massive success of her EP [Nemesis] last year she’s been giving us follow up singles every couple of weeks to hold us over until the next major release. “Can’t Bring This Down” is a collaboration with rapper Pell and is probably her strongest track since the EP. The organic rhythmic sound that she’s adapted really showcases her vocals brilliantly and oozes this confidence that her Disney debut album was lacking. It’s a catchy track that grows on you with each listen and has a sure fire hook that will have you grooving. However Im unsure why she’s releasing all these tracks with rappers as she should be stepping forward and showing off this new found confidence more." On SoundFiction said: "Following a successful SXSW this past week, independent recording artist Bridgit Mendler has released a new single “Can’t Bring This Down,” a collaboration with up and coming New Orleans MC Pell. Posting close to 240,000 plays on Spotify to date with over 1.5 million monthly listeners since it was released just last Friday, March 17, the smooth R&B track was Bridgit’s highest daily listen so far, besting her previous singles “Temperamental Love” (a collaboration with Toronto-based artist Devontée) and “Do You Miss Me At All.” If you haven’t heard it yet for yourself, check it out below."
Music video Edit
On March 23, 2017, Bridgit said the music video for "Can't Bring This Down" would be green screened and very surreal. On May 10, Bridgit announced that the music video would be released that week.
Finally, it was released on May 12, 2016. The video features Mendler and Pell lying on a green screen with special effects and was directed again by Vlad Sepetov, who directed the music video for "Temperamental Love".
- The title of the song was revealed the day before the release.
- Bridgit said the song is about an unstoppable feeling.
- ↑ Youtube - Ft. Pell - Bridgit Mendler (The Echoplex 11/15) - new song
- ↑ Youtube - Bridgit Mendler x Pell - Can't Bring This Down [Audio]
- ↑ Twitter - Bridgit answer about cover art
- ↑ Twitter - Bridgit status on SXSW
- ↑ TOMAS BLEACH - SINGLE REVIEW: BRIDGIT MENDLER FEAT. PELL – CAN’T BRING THIS DOWN
- ↑ SoundFiction - BRIDGIT MENDLER’S NEW SINGLE “CAN’T BRING THIS DOWN” CAPTIVATES
- ↑ Twitter - Bridgit about music video
- ↑ Twitter - 10/05/17 - Bridgit announcing that the music video will be release that week
- ↑ Twitter - Bridgit about the song