Letters To You, Vol. 1 – [Brett]

There are so many talented artists these days that it’s nearly impossible to keep up with, all we can do is try our best and ultimately discover what chance leads us to. I say that to say, some artists might slip through the cracks for some time, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t make time to revisit them and do their music justice once we do finally discover them. About two weeks ago, I was introduced to the music of Los Angeles-based artist and producer, Brett, and all I have to say is that I’m glad I no longer have to go another day without his music in my life. Despite me being a little late to the party for his most recent EP, it’s better late than never and in the grand scheme of things we’re still early here, so I’m elated to be shining the Lyrical spotlight on Brett today. 

A project that you certainly won’t want to miss, Brett’s newest body of work, “Letters To You, Vol.1”, is the perfect introductory project to the introspective world that he is creating. Although an abbreviated project in some regards at just 4 songs, “Letters To You, Vol. 1”, is short and sweet as it manages to offer listeners a tasteful display of Brett’s abundant talents – a clear indication that now is the time to buy stock in Brett’s future. An effortless blend of both hip-hop and r&b styles, “Letters To You, Vol. 1” showcases Brett’s ability to blur the lines between the two genres all the while creating a distinct sound that is sure to captivate your attention. Similar to the likes of greats such as Tupac Shakur or J. Cole, in each of the records off of “Letters To You, Vol. 1” it feels like Brett is speaking to you in a conversational manner which makes the records feel even more personal and heartfelt. Highlighted by some of my personal favorites, “Changes”, “To The Game”, and the outro “Highs & Lows”, Brett shines with passionate, emotion-driven storytelling over sample-heavy hip-hop instrumentals from one song to the next.