Heading back to Brooklyn, NJ to catch up with one of our favourite artists Brett Gleason and his new track Expiration Date off the forthcoming new album Manifest (due April 14th). The weeping strings, choral piano and theatricality of his signature style are ever-present here in a track that shows us he’s deft at jumping between musical genres effortlessly.
Brooklyn based singer/songwriter Brett Gleason has just premiered the supremely melancholic video for his current single “Expiration Date” at Purevolume.com. A bleak testament to love’s inherent conclusion, the black and white video took Gleason almost a year to complete, and can be seen here.
Brett had this to say about the video: The ‘Expiration Date’ video took almost a year to make. Whereas the song is a general take on the temporary nature of love and life, the video became more personal with each shoot – the photograph at the start is a picture of me with my first boyfriend and the cemetery we shot in is one where I’ve mourned too many friends. Ultimately, whether dealing with loves loss from death or otherwise, it becomes increasingly difficult to be present in a relationship with the knowledge that every love that’s come before has come to an end, and you will too.
“Expiration Date” is featured on Gleason’s upcoming sophomore album, Manifest, which will be released on April 14th. Fans can pre-order the album 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 // Somerville, 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.