Teemu William Brunila (born 24 November 1976 in Turku) is a Finnish singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Brunila became known as the lead vocalist and songwriter for the Turku-based pop group The Crash. During their career, the band released four studio albums and one compilation album.
After The Crash disbanded, Brunila has concentrated on writing music for other Finnish artists, including Anna Abreu and Jenni Vartiainen. He has also written songs for British acts like Pixie Lott and JLS and American R&B artist Trey Songz. When a song "Never Again" was featured on Songz's album Chapter V, Brunila became the first Finn to have co-written a song for an album at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart.
In 2011, a new virtual band Studio Killers started to gain success with their single "Ode to the Bouncer" and was said to have members from Finland, Denmark and the United Kingdom. The group has never disclosed the identities of its members, but Brunila is assumed to be the voice of the band's singer, Cherry.
Teemu Brunila is a graduate of the University of Turku, majoring in law. He has stated, however, that he has no intentions to start practicing law.
Studio albums by The CrashEdit
|2005||Selected Songs 1999–2005||10|
Songwriting and Production CreditsEdit
|Title||Year||Artist(s)||Album||Credits||Written with||Produced with|
|"Catching Snowflakes"||2010||Pixie Lott||Turn It Up Louder||Co-writer||Victoria Lott||-|
|"The Last Song"||JLS||Outta This World||Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, Oritse Williams, Jonathan Gill, Fredrick Ball||-|
|"Innocence"||2011||Jukebox||Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, Oritse Williams, Jonathan Gill, Fredrick Ball||-|
|"Never Again"||2012||Trey Songz||Chapter V||Tremaine Neverson, James Abrahart, Curtis Mayfield, Matthew Prime||-|
|"Twilight"||2013||Sub Focus||Torus||Nicholas Douwma||-|
|"Feels Like Coming Home"||2014||Jetta||Feels Like Coming Home EP||Jetta John-Harley, Rickard Goransson, Justin Franks||-|
|"I'll Keep Loving You"
(featuring Birdy & Jaymes Young)
|David Guetta||Listen||Pierre Guetta, Frederik Riesterer, Giorgio Tuinfort, Jaymes McFarland, Jasmine van den Bogaerde, Matthew Dragstrem||-|
|"Here It Is"
(featuring Chris Brown)
|2015||Flo Rida||My House EP||Tramar Dillard, Alexander Izquerdio, Justin Franks, Gary Hill, Josh Abraham, Oliver Goldstein, Thomas Troelsen||-|
|"That's What I Like"
|Co-writer/Producer||Tramar Dillard, Breyan Isaac, Frederick Hibbert, Jamie Sanderson, Jimmy Marinos, Mike Skill, Thomas Troelsen, Marcos Palacios, Ernest Clark, Vincent "Vinny" Venditto, Wally Palamarchuk||Sermstyle, Vinny, Axident, Anton Ben-Horin, Ben Maddahi, Miles Beard, JP Negrete, Gladieux|
|"Last Party"||Mika||No Place in Heaven||Co-writer||Michael Penniman Jr., Matthew Hales||-|
|"Porcelain"||Co-writer/Producer||Michael Penniman Jr., Jori Sjoroos, Joseph Khajadourian, Alex Schwartz||Mika|
|"Bring Me to Life"
(featuring Milly Pye)
|MK||Non-album single||Co-writer||Marc Kinchen, Mark Batson, Milly Pye||-|
|"Party"||2016||JP Cooper||Raised Under Grey Skies||Co-writer/Producer||John Cooper||-|
|"Too Many People"||Milly Pye||Non-album single||Milly Pye, Hank Solo||Hank Solo|
|"September Song"||JP Cooper||Raised Under Grey Skies||John Cooper, Benjamin McIldowie, Jonathan Hume||Mike Spencer|
|"Birthday"||2017||Fifty Shades Darker: OST||John Cooper||-|
|"She's on My Mind"||Raised Under Grey Skies||Co-writer/Additional producer||John Cooper, Benjamin McIldowie, Jonathan Hume||Mike Spencer, Jon Hume|
|"All This Love"||Co-writer/Producer||John Cooper||-|
|"The Only Reason"||Producer||-||-|
|"Beneath the Streetlights
and the Moon"
|"In the Silence"||Co-writer/Producer||John Cooper||-|
- "Teemu Brunila Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
- Alanko, Tero (2006). Neljäs sukupolvi : suomalainen rock nyt. Helsinki ; Juva: WSOY ; WS Bookwell. pp. 95–104. ISBN 951-0-31764-0.
- Tolonen, Arttu. "Teemu Brunila hits his sweet spot as a songwriter". Music Finland. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- "Finnish songwriter contributes to album topping the Billboard 200 Chart in the U.S". Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
- "Menestysbändin salattu laulaja tuleekin Suomesta – tunnistatko? – Hymy". Otavamedia Oy. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- "The Crashin Teemu Brunila lehdelle: Ei todellakaan lakimiehen hommiin! – Uutiset – Viihde – MTV3.fi". MTV Media. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
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