At one point or another, every songwriter or musician has experienced a mental block - faltering moments of being unable to create and write. Elsewhere, there are others with creative surges, tapping richly into their wellsprings of hope, pain, joy and experience writing beautifully meaningful, original and heartfelt poetry or writings.
We reach out to the musicians who dare to create music from the writings of others, and those who believe in the importance of mental health. Music makers gain FREE access to a responsible and honest source of lyrics, they'll benefit from gig and song earnings, access mental wellness content, and be supported and uplifted by The Noisy Brain community.
Search through our growing bank of writings, collaborate with our contributors, share your songs, get paid and perform at gigs organised by The Noisy Brain and our industry partners. Drop us an email!
It can help relieve anxiety and stress, calms breathing, improves mood and helps people with their overall well-being. When collaborating on The Noisy Brain project you have the opportunity to uplift our contributors through your songs. Look through our bank of writings and read through background stories by our contributors. Refer to the lyrics for your own song making process, as many as you need. We only ask that you credit us and share your finished songs.
Upload your songs for the community to share likes and comments. Every month we create a playlist of songs to be uploaded online via The Noisy Brain. Who knows who might hear your song next? We also work directly with selected artists to help finalise and finish popular songs on the platform at the recording studio for free. Finally, we organise gigs and invite selected musicians to perform. They will perform their Noisy Brain songs amongst their own hits.
For the benefit of our contributors, we want to get their lyrics made into finished songs. Where possible, please include the original sentiment of the writing during your musical endeavours. To help enable this, finished songs should aim to have at least a few lines of the original writings. This helps prove that someone who’s never been involved with music could help write a song. When creating in this way, you show empathy to the originator and will inspire others to use their own writings in a creative and fulfilling way.
Monopoly Loser is a singer and songwriter based in Belgium with Eastern European roots. His real name is Erik and he creates music around lyrics that are inspired by his experience and true events. The artist started creating music after a burnout at work and has been feeling his best ever since.
Monopoly Loser's current preferred genre is melancholic pop.
Monopoly Loser promised himself that he will be more productive in 2021 and he's decided to release a new song every month. He has already released 'Leave no Trace' and 'While you’re Away' already, released his piano ballad SCITD
And in collaboration with Maks Divine and The Noisy Brain recently released the fantastic song - 'NOTHING' - inspired from a contribution written by - NickK.
"I started therapy when I had burnout and completely lost sleep. I was going crazy unable to sleep, think, exist. Working with my therapist I uncovered that I miss things that made me really happy, especially when I was in school. Those things are music, writing stories, journaling. So I started doing that and felt better almost instantly. of course, there is always a danger zone in one's mental health and the cure is a combination of multiple things, but The Noisy Brain proposes something that would play a huge role in one's wellbeing. I love that the NB gives an opportunity to become creative to people that, maybe, never thought they would be creative in such an area." - Monopoly Loser
'NOTHING' - was created in collaboration with Maks Divine and The Noisy Brain, it was inspired from a contribution written by - NickK.
Born in New Zealand to free-spirited hippie parents and having spent her early 20s living in Brazil, Spain and London, Maia May is the intensely personal, soulful voice our unstable, ugly world needs. Combining the artistic rebelliousness of her youth with her inimitable voice, everything Maia May touches exudes spirituality, everything she sings enlightening. Living life as an extended hobby, Maia May’s songs are a personal diary of a young woman’s fragility, passions and courage to protect her peace.
In June 2020, Maia took on the call to help bring The Noisy Brain to life. She browsed our bank of writings and it was great to hear that some words actually stood out to her. Her music-making process is very much driven by words and emotions, and so Maia picked "Broken Men", a piece written by Stu, our co-founder. His writing was a dedication, and acknowledgment that throughout life we each need someone's support. It’s about the unquestioning and unreserved love from another that pulls you through the tough times.
Maia took the writings and transformed them into lyrics with a simple guitar melody. She worked with the Noisy Brain on a few iterations to really bring the original writings to life, in her way. And we are happy to report, that Stu is very much pleased with the result.
"Working with The Noisy Brain was a rewarding experience. To be able to create someone's most personal thoughts into a song that will be therapeutic for their healing is an honour in itself" - Maia May