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’

 

 

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