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Hot New Talent Alert: Brandyn Burnette


In an era where lots of glittery, bombastic productions rule the pop charts, there's nothing more compelling than songs with a simple, powerful melody, relatable lyrics and a heartfelt delivery. The success of modern-day troubadours like Bruno Mars and Jason Mraz is proof of that.

Promising newcomer Brandyn Burnette brings exactly those timeless qualities to his music, serving up substantial pop that comes straight from the heart. Born in Boca Raton, Florida, Brandyn grew up surrounded by music. His father is Capitol Records R&B artist O'Bryan who had success on the Billboard charts in the '80s with songs like "The Gigolo." Brandyn grew up listening to his father's music, which inspired him to learn how to play the piano and try his hand at "bridging soul and pop music." 

Over the past few years, the crooner has been writing songs and sharing his music on YouTube. To pursue a professional career in music, he moved to New York City to attend NYU and start playing gigs. His music and performance was noted by industry execs (including Kara DioGuardi), which led to a coveted publising partnership with Sony/ATV. Brandyn is currently writing and recording demo tracks, laying the groundwork for a formal album release.

There's a lot of great talent vying for the big time, but Brandyn's music has a spark that makes him stand out from the pack. He is a striking new talent to keep your eye on in the next few months. Listen to two demo tracks after the jump, "Open Up" and the ballad "Is This Love." 

Brandyn Burnette "Is This Love" (Demo)


Brandyn Burnette "Open Up" (Demo)


February 4, 2011 in Hot New Pop Alert | Permalink