‘Manifest’ Album Reviews

Some great reviews of ‘Manifest’ have been coming in! I’ll be posting some highlights here:

GoldMine Magazine pg 38:  “Brett Gleason makes a formidable impression with ‘Manifest’ his sophomore set and an album that lives up to its imposing title. By tunes both mystical and mesmerizing, it finds Gleason turning out a series of piano-based vignettes, theatrical in tone and strikingly unorthodox to boot. Mostly of the keyboard based variety – Gleason – plays all the instruments – the songs surge with odd and often quirky tempos, Gleason’s quivering vocals giving the songs a somewhat profound propriety. No ordinary run of the mill songwriter, Gleason steers these songs into unlikely realms, abandoning the traditional verse-chorus format for a more didactic turn that offer little hint as to where the arrangements will take them.  While Gleason was forced to overcome many challenges earlier in life – a speech impediment, depression and coming out as a gay man – he’s turned those obstacles into triumphs, and those triumphs into songs.’ – Lee Zimmerman – page 38 of October 2017

Atwood Magazine Review‘Brett Gleason’s Manifest (independently out 4/14/17) is a perfect example of a great sophomore album that shows an artist truly finding his footing as a great songwriter…..Gleason can also write a catchy tune that’s impossible to not sing along with….Brett Gleason’s sophomore album is a lush work of excellent music from a growing singer/songwriter. Where so many rock artists tend to rush out a second album and it just seems like a lite version of the first, Gleason’s Manifest shows an artist that put a lot of time and effort into making a genuine improvement from his first.’  –  James Crowley ‘Atwood Magazine’ 

Newsday ‘Manifest Review’- LI’s Brett Gleason is a True Original:  ‘Gleason sounds radio-ready….Throughout his new album, “Manifest” (Brett Gleason), the Huntington native tries out different approaches to his particular brand of piano-driven indie rock. The lush single “Expiration Date” shows how Gleason is most successful when he tries to stretch the boundaries of a catchy rock song.’ – Glenn Gamboa ‘Newsday’

The Lowdown Under –  ‘A work of introspection and dazzling musical flourishes. He finds such ease in being intimate as he does theatrical and it’s all on display here.’ 

Music Junkie Press‘Multi-instrumentalist Brett Gleason returns with his sophomore album, Manifest and it is fueled with a depth of emotion and passion’

 

 

‘Manifest’ is OUT NOW

‘Manifest’ is OUT NOW!

At long last & 3 years in the making, I couldn’t be more proud to present Manifest‘. My 2nd full-length album feels more like my first as I strip down my sound to address the basic themes of humanity such as love, loss, death and time with the fresh perspective of an artist reborn.

The best way to experience ‘Manifest’ is in its native environment where you can listen, order an autographed CD, t-shirt & 3 posters all directly from me:

Whereas my debut album of dark, electro-rock dealt with the drama mental illness – ‘Manifest’ is my re-initiation into the life of the living as I finally try to live and love in the light of the world. It’s not easy but armed with my piano, acoustic guitar, and poetry, I’m starting to navigate this complexly beautiful world and have devoted ‘Manifest’ to my first forays into its depths. It’s a more acoustic, melodic driven record that slowly builds in style and complexity…

Of course, Manifest’ is also available through every digital outlet such as iTunes & Spotify if you have such preferences – ‘Manifest’ goes with you.

So much gratitude to all who helped make this record! From the Kickstarter backers who funded it, the fans who cheered me on & the loved ones who stood patiently by as I threw myself into a project that encompassed much of my life.

xBG

 

New Single: ‘If I Could’ Premiere

The opening track & 2nd single to ‘Manifest’ is called ‘If I Could’ and it recently premiered on ‘FourCulture’ –  introduces a drastically different sound to my arsenal using entirely acoustic, folk-based instruments I played entirely and addresses the faulty thinking that starts with the phrase, ‘I’ll be happy when…

Head over to ‘FourCulture’ for the exclusive premiere and their in-depth analysis of the track.