Bram Inscore, best known for his work with Troye Sivan, Beck and BTS, has died at the age of 41.
The songwriter, producer and instrumentalist died by suicide after a battle with depression, according to a statement from his family and friends. Throughout his career, he contributed to singles including Sivan’s “Youth,” Andy Grammer’s “Don’t Give Up on Me” and BTS’ “Louder Than Bombs.” Additionally, he collaborated with a spate of artists including Rina Sawayama, Allie X, Duncan Laurence and Mayer Hawthorne.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Bram Inscore, who ended his life after a hard fought battle with depression,” reads a statement from his family, wife and friends. “Bram was a ‘musician’s musician,’ a producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, who lent his talents to artists such as Beck, Troye Sivan and BTS. Selfless as a human and generous as a collaborator, he ingeniously served the music but never his own ego. Deep compassion and dry wit were embedded into everything he did, though he never sought praise or approval. He was truly a unique spirit and though his soul has left his body, it will live forever in his music.”
Inscore started playing the bass in high school, and attended USC to study orchestral music and jazz. He left college to tour with musicians including Beck, Twin Shadow and Charlotte Gainsbourg, and soon turned his attention to songwriting and production. He released an eponymous solo album under the name B.R.A.M. in 2009, and was a member of the duo Touché, which released the album “It’s Fate” in 2016.
His work on “Youth” became his first platinum single in 2015, and that same year he helped Beck take home the Grammy for album of the year for “Morning Phase.” Beyond working with artists, he architected the soundtrack for the 2018 film “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” alongside Leland, Sivan, Allie X and more.
If you or anyone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources.