Combining the intimacy of a piano based singer-songwriter with dark electronics and jazz harmonics: Brett Gleason’s music has been called ‘revolutionary‘ and garnered comparisons to diverse artists like Trent Reznor, Tori Amos and Depeche Mode.
From Brooklyn, NY by way of Long Island, Brett Gleason’s early life was hampered by a severe speech impediment, leading to a solitary childhood immersed in the arts. His struggle to communicate led to a mastery of multiple instruments and a fiction degree from the New School University in NYC. Both an out gay artist and bi-polar sufferer, Gleason knows what it’s like to live a life of intensity outside the mainstream and his music reflects this.
Brett debuted ‘The Dissonance‘ in early 2010 with the ‘I Am Not’ video climbing to the top of MTV Logo’s ‘The Click List’ for 20 weeks. Followed by the controlled chaos of ‘Futile & Fooled’ in 2011, Brett returned to the studio, not to emerge until early 2012 as the creator of ‘Destruction‘ and later in the year, ‘Calculated‘.
Created with a vow to play all instruments and self-produce every detail, his latest record, ‘The Thawing‘ is an operatic set of new tracks both aggressive and vulnerable, abrasive yet beautiful With an emphasis on a classical piano background and the addition of strings, this sophisticated sophomore effort is a seamless development of Brett’s unique, layered sound.
Brett is also available for Pro Tools production and mixing. Please send project proposals to email below.
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