I’m so proud to release an aspirational new video for my ALIVE – my first guitar based song and tribute to dreams. Thanks to Music News for premiering!
Isolation isn’t just a large theme in Brett’s life. He makes it a recurring theme in his music, and music videos. His new video for “Alive” features Brett waking up on a deserted beach, dressed all in white and unsure of his situation. As he explores the shore to get his bearings he finds his ring, necklace, and guitar which serve to rebuild his confidence and help reclaim his dreams. His visual presentation is captivating and intense, taking his guitar up to the dunes to sing to the sky before descending to the ocean and disappearing back into the water. Complex and deeply emotional, Brett delivers a striking performance uniquely his own while inspiring the viewers to boldly declare dreams of their own.
Some great reviews of ‘Manifest’ have been coming in! I’ll be posting some highlights here:
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’
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.
Love is not forever and neither are you. Forever is make-believe and that’s okay too.
Like every emotion, your love will change. It can become a new love but it will never the be the same. You will not be who you were last year and your lover won’t be who you fell in love with the next.
If this sounds like the dark ramblings of a single man on Valentine’s Day let me correct you: I am in love and in an excellent relationship. I have a boyfriend who treats me like a prince. I am fortunate.
After a break up a few years back, I wrote a song, to sum up the experience of love’s conclusion – it wasn’t about the situation but the feeling it was inevitable, another cycle had run its course.