Old Sea Brigade is Ben Cramer, who after graduating from the University of Miami, started recording in 2015 after he moved to Atlanta. In high school, Old Sea Brigade was the name of his band; he used it because he felt his real name was too generic.
"Love Brought Weight" was his first single, filled with the ethereal textures that defined his early work. Lyrically, it's heavy stuff, as he sings, "Love brought weight to this heart of mine."
"The song's about loving someone and knowing it can't last forever," he told Femme Riot
. "That feeling of emotionally investing yourself in something or someone and knowing that this can/will hurt you eventually, but also knowing that the fear of it not lasting forever makes your relationships more meaningful."