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Don't Mean Broken

Michael Bruner

Michael Bruner "Don't Mean Broken"


Instru Dash Mental Records presents "Don't Mean Broken"the debut single from Singer/Songwriter Michael Bruner. The original song will be available on all streaming platforms March 15th.


Michael's own words about the story behind the piece: “When I lost contact with a dear friend, I wrote this song as a message to her, to find strength in her own company”.

"Don't Mean Broken" shares a message to those that lose their strength in the co-dependence of others. It was brought to light as a collaborative effort in between Michael and Producer Rodrigo Cotelo in the summer of 2018.



With the release of his debut EP "Transmit", Michael Bruner set the stage to start his artistic explorations in a big way. Now continuing his musical journey, he is releasing his next musical chapter in collaboration with Instru Dash Mental Records artist/producer Rodrigo Cotelo.

The production sessions took place following a trip to China Michael went on after his Freshman year in college.




Written by Michael Bruner.

Michael Bruner Vocals, Guitars, Erhu, and Synth

Rodrigo Cotelo Guitars & Percussion

Marco Messina Bass

Tato Bolognini Drums

Gabe Bruner Keyboards

Recorded in 2018 at Instru Dash Mental Studios by Rodrigo Cotelo in Frankfort, IN.

Additional takes recorded by Michael Bruner at Music Box, Bloomington, IN, Marco Messina at his home studio in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Luis Ravizza at Berequetum studios in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Production & Musical Arrangements/Direction by Rodrigo Cotelo

Co-Produced by Michael Bruner.

Mixing Engineering by Rodrigo Cotelo.

Mastering Enginnering & Mixing Supervision by Chip Reardin.

A&R by Chris Parker.

Cover art by Michael Bruner.

Graphic design by Geoffrey Raker.

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