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Teemu William Brunila[1] (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.[2]

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Later careerEdit

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.[3] 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.[4]

Studio KillersEdit

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.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[6]

Selected discographyEdit

Studio albums by The CrashEdit

Year Album Peak
Position
FIN
1999 Comfort Deluxe 26
2001 Wildlife 3
2003 Melodrama 2
2005 Selected Songs 1999–2005 10
2006 Pony Ride 2

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"
(featuring Fitz)
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
"Wait" Producer - Hank Solo
"All This Love" Co-writer/Producer John Cooper -
"The Only Reason" Producer - -
"Change" - Hank Solo
"Closer" - Mike Spencer
"Beneath the Streetlights
and the Moon"
- Greg Wells
"In the Silence" Co-writer/Producer John Cooper -
"Tidal Wave" Producer - -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Teemu Brunila Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  2. ^ Alanko, Tero (2006). Neljäs sukupolvi : suomalainen rock nyt. Helsinki ; Juva: WSOY ; WS Bookwell. pp. 95–104. ISBN 951-0-31764-0.
  3. ^ Tolonen, Arttu. "Teemu Brunila hits his sweet spot as a songwriter". Music Finland. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Finnish songwriter contributes to album topping the Billboard 200 Chart in the U.S". Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Menestysbändin salattu laulaja tuleekin Suomesta – tunnistatko? – Hymy". Otavamedia Oy. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  6. ^ "The Crashin Teemu Brunila lehdelle: Ei todellakaan lakimiehen hommiin! – Uutiset – Viihde – MTV3.fi". MTV Media. Retrieved 28 January 2013.