Brewster – Bird in An Airport/Kiss Me While I’m Down

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If these two newly released tracks by Brewster are anything to go by, then his upcoming full-length record is going to be truly something special.

Brewster (Mark Bucci) is an introspective and vastly imaginative singer-songwriter based at his bedroom studio in Northern New Jersey. Bucci’s sound is both melancholic and playful, combining acoustic and electronic elements and setting them to ear-catching folk-pop melodies.

Across these two tracks, Bucci pulls you into his world via his addictive hooks, smooth voice and charming rhythms, and then reveals a passionate and clever lyricist.

Lines like “I can’t just crown and wane like a bird in an airport,” are nearly Dylan-esque in their poignant symbolism, while lines such as “’forgive me my lord, for the things that I do when I’m bored’, something I read once on a shirt at a dollar store, it’s solid advice,” are dry, witty and still somehow tender, much like something out of a Courtney Barnett tune. Bucci is clearly gifted in a variety of ways, but especially with words.

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Again, with his first solo single being this strong; Brewster is clearly destined for great things.

You can grab the Bird in An Airport/Kiss Me While I’m Down single on limited edition cassette or digitally here ahead of the upcoming debut album (released by Great Grief Records).

-KH

 

 

Published by Record Crates United

Keith Hadad, the creator and manager of RCU, has been a contributing writer to Elmore Magazine and Thewaster.com and maintains a regular column, “Keith Hadad’s Choice,” in Blicker magazine. His writing has also appeared in the Smithsonian Folkways' Guest Blog and the Optical Sounds Fanzine. Also, please check out the blog's super-active Instagram account, @recordcratesunited for daily blurb-styled music reviews.

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