Brandyn Burnette is one of those artists who simply oozes musical talent. He is the son of 80s R&B star O’Bryan’ and this likely influenced the progressive R&B sound that he boasts. Brandyn Burnette was playing the piano at age 7 and flourished from there, he is now proficient in multiple instruments and also gifted with the written word. With tracks like “Karma” or “Worship”, this artist from Missouri will catch you without fail!
Brandyn learned his trade in St. Louis but has traveled to various cities and countries to widen his reach and develop his sound. After receiving a full scholarship to the prestigious N.Y.U in New York City he subsequently dropped out after a year to follow the pull of music across the world. He traveled to Scandinavia and was picked up by a manager in Sweden who secured him a publishing deal with Sony/ATV.
Brandyn Burnette soon returned to his home country and couch surfed his way around New York, spreading his music and his name. This led to him being signed by various labels and eventually touring with John Mayer and James Bay. Brandyn collaborated for a few years, writing for the likes of Jake Miller and MKTO, and fine-tuned his musical skills. After successfully writing hits for others he decided to turn his attention to producing his own songs and this led to his first EP “Made of Dreams” which was released in 2015.
Brandyn Burnette is now back with two more tracks this month, “Karma” and “Worship”, which announce his sophomore EP “State I’m In” on June 24.
“Karma” was written and produced by Burnette himself. He tells us that his lyrics tackle the “morality of our decisions and their effect on those we love”. “Karma” is a deeply soulful and moving track that is layered perfectly and flows effortlessly. One of Brandyn’s (and ours) favorite parts of the track is his collaboration with saxophonist Emily Anne.
As the artist explains:
Emily adds her exquisite talent to this record and it helps lift the tone of the track and also the mood of the listener. The improvisational style that she talks about is a testament to her skill and it fits beautifully with Brandyn’s lyrics and production.
“Worship” was created in a couple days from my living room. I did a recording session with this kid for some money & it turned out to be a really inspiring collaboration. We were both going through some shit with our relationships… So we wrote the record about being addicted to your work & carving out time to worship the one you love.”
“Worship” has a similar musical style and it mixes some deep soul with some snippets of orchestral purity which combine perfectly and result in another breathtaking track.
We are big fans of Brandyn Burnette here at Highclouds and are relishing the music that he is now writing and performing himself. We look forward to what else he releases this year! Please support him on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, and Instagram.