SINGLE REVIEW: Anything Can Happen by Brian Hutson
Photo Credit Angela Talley
Anything can happen, indeed, when you pursue your dreams and find the right champions for your ambition. Brian Hutson has started fulfilling his heart’s desire since hooking up with producer Joe Vulpis for his 2015 explosion on the pop scene and the singer’s upward trending career continues its steep ascent with his latest single “Anything Can Happen”. Timed to be released on the Valentine’s Day holiday, it’s far from the typical cornball fluff we normally associate with Cupid-themed releases and demonstrates how this New York State native continues to grow by leaps and bounds as a singer and creative force. It’s a more than worthy follow up to the late 2017 release Midnight Sessions and solidifies the strengths of that debut EP which impressed so many listeners. Brian Hutson is making things happen with each new release and reaches new heights with this memorable single.
Anyone reading this review who hasn’t heard Hutson and fears he’ll be another in a long, recent line of EDM inspired pretty boys shouldn’t be afraid. Everything he shows on “Anything Can Happen” proves he’s a substantive musical and vocal talent who has excellent pipes and can imbue even the most seemingly mundane line with oceans of significance. Those theatrical gifts and technical skills combine to constitute one of the most formidable musical packages going in pop music today and he’s scarcely gotten started. The experience and depth of emotion he brings to bear on this song is one of his most notable musical achievements yet and never feels like it should be considered some throwaway single put out to capitalize on holiday sentiment. Instead, it feels like another in the growing line of stellar interpretations that continues to set him apart from the pack. The luster he’ll gain from this track is immeasurable.
It certainly helps that he’s surrounded by some of the best imaginable musicians for bringing this song to life. They really emphasize the song’s balladic elements without ever becoming too heavy handed in their approach and much of what they do abide by the musician’s eternal dictum that the notes you don’t play are more important than those you do. The acoustic guitar work is especially breathtaking and moves from a rather gentle placement of notes in the song’s opening into much more condensed, meatier efforts in the main body of the track. It has a marvelous feel from the get go, never backs down from the obvious ambition of the tune, and ends up one of the resounding successes of Brian Hutson’s young career. “Anything Can Happen” has a real magic about it that never announces itself with trumpets or beats on its figurative chest demanding that the audience hear its glories. Instead, it gets under your skin the way the greatest songs do and remains in the memory long after it fades away.
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