Local Music Highlight: Brent Brown
May 31, 2018 10:13AM ● Published by Candice Carson James Dobson
Music should have passion, drive, and emotion in order create the magic necessary for the listener to connect with it. Brent Brown's music has this and more. The definition of a one man band, Brown sings and plays a variety of instruments, including guitar, bass, and drums. He could even teach you a thing or two about the keyboard.
Brown is originally from Naperville. His works include seven albums of brilliance. When one landed in my hands, it was so good I took to the internet to check out the others.
The album Heartbreaker's Club lays down 12 tracks of solid gold.
The album opens with some soft but impressive keyboard work before leaping to a crescendo, followed by guitar and phenomenal vocals. It is easy to hear one his musical influences, the Beatles, in the opening track “See Me” as well as others, yet each has its own flare, passion, and drive. Brown’s vocal range is outstanding, making each of his songs one to recommend.
His deep lyrics such as “if we cure boredom then addiction won't exist / and that's the reason that I can't seem to get over this” are powerfully belted out with so much emotion and range. Heartbreak is a common theme, and it is relatable. His sound is a mix of modern acoustic rock and soft rock ballads of old, with a dash of harmonica thrown in. Brown has great depth. I recommend you give him a listen on his various platforms.