Brooklyn based singer/songwriter Brett Gleason has released another track from his anticipated forthcoming album, Manifest, available April 14th. The new single, titled “If I Could,” premiered on Four Culture and can be heard here.
Brett had this to say about the new single: “If I Could’ is about all the times I put my hopes and happiness in a future version of myself and the life I imagine I should have. All the times I thought what I needed was a new image, status or relationship and everything would fall into place but was inevitably let down. It’s the ellipses at the end of an aspiration, the hope that drives every ambition and the start of my journey to separate my self-worth from my self-image. ‘If I Could’ serves as the opening track to my new album ”Manifest’ as I set out on the mission to define who I am as separate from what I do.”
“If I Could” is the follow up single to “Expiration Date,” a track Atwood Magazine has called a “funeral dirge to lost love.” Fans can pre-order Manifest through Brett’s official site here, and on iTunes.
To celebrate the release of Manifest, Brett will be performing a record release show at Pianos in NYC on release day. Tickets are still available here.
Brett also has the following live dates confirmed:
4.21 // Boston, MA // PA’s Lounge
4.24 // Philadelphia, PA // Kung Fu Necktie
5.26 // Washington, DC // Ebenezers Coffeehouse
A multi-instrumentalist and self-produced artist, Brett Gleason constructs deceptively complex songs that twist and turn but effortlessly stay in your head and burrow into your heart. His piano playing is the cornerstone of most songs as he often performs solo but there’s not one instance where he doesn’t also accompany himself on guitar, bass and at least one other instrument.
Gleason’s self-titled debut album was a dark mix of piano pop and electro rock and debuted in the Top 100 of the iTunes Alternative Charts in 2014. It produced 5 music videos & was called “An absolute winner,” by Regen Magazine.