The music industry seems to have a repeating cycle of artists getting famous very quickly with people initially being drawn to the music, but after a few years, the hype dies and the artist is making sub-par records. Some would say this is just a side effect of being in such a competitive business, but the harsh truth is that artists aren’t being given enough time to develop. Record labels used to spend large amounts of money on artist development. In nearly every record label, that department no longer exists. Due to this, artists are unfortunately never able to truly discover themselves. This results in lots of failed careers.
When I think of artists who’ve avoided this downfall, Brandyn Burnette is the first one that comes to mind. After being signed to a major label and having little to no control over his art, Burnette decided to take the independent route about one year ago. Over the course of the past 12 months, he has been releasing constant material. Though some of the releases gained more traction than others, they all provided an excellent period of sound development for Burnette. Swtiching up his sound entirely after going Indie, Brandyn’s acoustic side seemed to transform into more of an electronic vibe. As he dived deeper into the production side of his music, Brandyn was able to crank out multiple demos a week, some of which were uploaded to his SoundCloud. The amount of talent that Burnette seemed to pull out of his back pocket would make for a multitude of fantastic tracks, six of which make up his debut EP, Made of Dreams.
Turning a new leaf is always hard, even if it’s the most minimal change. As for Brandyn’s new music, there’s enough of a difference from his old material to make the transition tough. Despite this alleged roadblock, there wasn’t a smoother way to make this transition. The artistry Burnette has shown the world over the past few months is enough to make him one of the most interesting up and coming artists. His entire image has taken such an amazing form, making him one of the most mysterious and charismatic Indie artists I’ve seen in a while.
The futuristic sound and dynamic found within Brandyn’s art is just the tip of the iceberg. His genuine, humble image continues to shine through, making him all the more interesting. It’s been quite some time we’ve seen an artist as captivating and addictive as Brandyn Burnette. The Made of Dreams EP is going to pave a smooth path to stardom.