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When creating music, it should be a reflection of yourself. As an art form, everyone has a different opinion when faced with it. In some ways, music can provide windows into the past, allowing up to confront our worst fears. When done right, music can begin to heal us. Singer-songwriter Brandon channels that philosophy in the way he only knows how. Arm with his acoustic guitar and strong vocals, Brandon creates and weaves an untold story of life, the search for meaning, and lost unrequited love. While still being fairly new to the music industry, Brandon already shows promise.
On his debut 2018 single, “Fallen (Here),” Brandon approaches music in a way that makes for slowing down such a requirement. The intro plays out in front of just a guitar. As we slowly hear the creeping of the modern R&B production, the track begins to come full circle. It’s one of the music genres that Brandon touches on throughout his catalog. On “Equinox,” Brandon transition to a more R&B-infused folk artist. Again, Brandon’s vocals and guitar provide the most to the track with venturing off the beaten path a little.
Tracks like “Makeup” and “Mourning” bring about another side of Brandon to the front. Both singles show a more heartbroken Brandon as he sings in love ballads. With everything stripped down, we see a man calling out for signs of recovery.
In 2020, Brandon released his debut album, Coming Clean. It’s a fitting title as it serves as a purpose for listeners to understand and grapple with Brandon in his own world. In his image, Brandon couples a sound that’s too unique to fall under the title of folk, R&B, or indie. His ability to transition between music genres makes for great marketing. In an industry looking to craft the next major star, Brandon is here for the love of it all.