A multi-instrumentalist and self-produced artist, Brett Gleason’s sophomore album ‘Manifest’ is a piano-based folk-rock record that approaches the great themes of life with the grateful but hesitant approach of the newly recovered. 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 unique music & writing reflect this.
From Brooklyn NY by way of Long Island – Brett’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.
His self-titled debut album was a dark mix of piano pop and electro-rock that debuted in the Top 100 of the iTunes Alternative Charts in 2014 with a debut video that reached number #1 on MTV Logo’s ‘The Click List’ based on viral voting and started the deep connection he forges with his listeners who continue to help him sustain his commitment to a lifelong path of DIY music making.
With the release of his more organic second album, ‘Manifest’ – Brett continues to evolve. Stripping away the layers and simplifying his songs, he continues to break down the barriers between himself and his listeners – using his lyrics, voice, piano and guitar playing to connect with strangers in the ways we all strive so hard to connect to each other.
The result is both hopeful and sad at the same time – daring you to face your truth and be better for it.
Brett is currently writing and recording new music. Join his Patreon to support and listen!
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