Wear It: @BrandynBurnette with “Sleeve”

BRANDYN, “Sleeve”

L.A.-based singer/songwriter Brandyn Burnette once again has unveiled another song from his upcoming album due internationally in early 2015.  It’s a beauty of a ballad called “Sleeve”, which puts well-fleshed out words over top of a simple piano melody.  Love is a complex thing and Brandyn has a lot to say about it – and he sings in such an affecting, understanding way from life experience that you will hang on to every word.  There is no denying that Brandyn’s album will be every bit as special as he believes it will be when we are able to purchase it.  Songs like “Sleeve” set the bar quite high for other singer/songwriters out there and Brandyn’s place among them is well deserved.  Brandyn is also working with Sean Kingston… should be interesting!

And here’s the exclusive backstory about the song from the singer himself 🙂

The story for this song happened so organically. I was actually working with the legendary Diane Warren in her studio when she took a lunch meeting and let me hang out while she was gone and play her grand piano. My mom called me and I rushed her off the phone because I was in this fancy studio and didn’t want to spend too much time on the phone. Immediately I felt gutted because my mom just wanted to say hello. So when I hung up the phone, there I was, staring at the view of the Hollywood sign through one of the biggest songwriters in history’s studio. I thought to myself as I shuffled my gaze between the Hollywood hills and my cell phone, is this what I traded for my dreams? Family for fame? In that moment I felt so disconnected from home and where I was brought up… So in the moment I put my iPhone voice memo on record and I started playing what became ‘Sleeve’.

Published in: on December 5, 2014 at 7:58 pm  Comments (2)  
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Just Drive: “Not Going Home” by @BrandynBurnette

BRANDYN, “Not Going Home”

One of my 2014 favourite new performers, Brandyn, is having his hand at going by his uniquely-spelled first name now, and he’s provided another preview from his upcoming record The Couch Surfing Chronicles.  “Not Going Home” means having a fantastic day, staying out late, and just driving and driving, wherever till whenever.  Now it helps of course if it’s in good weather like driving on A1A in the East USA or PCH in the West.  In whatever situation you’re going to be up till all hours and may just have to call in to work the next day.  On neverending days like these, you just go with the flow and chances are you’ll feel tired but exhilarated tomorrow.  Brandyn serves his songs straight up and captures fans’ everyday experiences like this, and makes them special.  I think we’ll be hearing and seeing great things about Brandyn in 2015! 🙂 

Published in: on November 24, 2014 at 12:13 am  Leave a Comment  
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Couch Surfing Preview: @BrandynBurnette with “Look Both Ways”

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BRANDYN BURNETTE, “Look Both Ways”

Brandyn Burnette is all about nurturing is growing fan base, and he’s gradually previewing more songs from his upcoming EP The Couch Surfing Chronicles.  The latest is the studio version of “Look Both Ways”, which he already offered as a free download in acoustic format.  “Look Both Ways” is a heartfelt and knowing recap of what needs to be done next time in a relationship to make it last until you get “the right of way”. And even then “the right of way” comes with commitment.  While Brandyn is still making friends with “Thanks For Nothing”, “Look Both Ways” should be sent to radio immediately upon release.  With his distinct vocal (at times very reminiscent of Coldplay’s Chris Martin) and passionate performance, audiences should flock to this one.  Listen below on Brandyn’s Soundcloud page.

Published in: on November 15, 2014 at 11:43 am  Leave a Comment  
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