Brooklyn label to release two albums and companion photo-lyric books from 2011 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest finalist
New York, NY – May 24, 2012 – Brooklyn’s independent label NewSong Recordings has partnered with Swiss-based singer-songwriter and producer Bryyn to release two new albums of his this year. Both projects will also include companion photo books featuring album lyrics and associated images.
The first album In Shapes will be released on July 17, with the follow-up In Hiding scheduled for mid-November.
A neuroscientist by day and obsessive songwriter by night, Bryyn was selected as one of the top 5 finalists in the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest last year. This introduced his music to label head and contest producer Gar Ragland.
“From the first listen of his music in last year’s contest, I was instantly drawn to both the distinctive originality and authenticity of Bryyn’s music,” states Ragland. “His songwriting – characterized by bold melodies, catchy rhythms and playful yet earnest lyrics – is matched by his equally impressive skills as a producer and arranger. We’re extremely excited to be working with him to introduce his music to a broader audience, and honored to add him to our roster of artists and recordings.”
Despite the demands of his day gig Bryyn is a prolific songwriter, with over 250 songs penned to date, all of which he records and produces himself in his instrument-strewn hideout somewhere north of Lake Geneva. And prior to working with NewSong Recordings (his first partnership with a commercial label), he’s established an impressive international fanbase through the release of free online downloads of his music – over 5 million song downloads to date.
“Releasing my two upcoming albums with NewSong Recordings is a real shock of excitement for me after recording in my bedroom for so many years,” states Bryyn, who hails originally from Chicago. “These songs are my own self-help. If you enjoy them it was unintended. I build up each song starting from a single sound and let it construct itself. It’s a pretty terrifying process.”
In advance of the July 17 release, Bryyn is hosting a special pre-order campaign featuring an array of offerings, including an advance digital download of the album prior to the July 17, the photo-album, limited edition prints, private concerts and more.
For complete information and to pre-order In Shapes, please visit pledgemusic.com/projects/bryyn-in-shapes
To learn more about Bryyn, please visit bryyn.com
To learn more about NewSong Recordings, please visit newsong-music.com
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