Brianna Gosse is awfully young to be so accomplished, and her musical merit extends beyond her sensational voice. For starters, the sophistication of her songwriting has won her FOUR NL Arts and Letters awards.
She’s also appeared on stage at some notable festivals, like the NL Folk Festival, The Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues Festival, and The Halifax Urban Folk Festival.
She’s even showcased for MusicNL and the ECMAs; it’s no surprise then, that’s she’s recently been accepted to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Her musical career took a huge jump forward upon winning the NewFound Talent Competition at the 2012 MusicNL conference. One of the judges, Chris Kirby, became a fan-turned- producer of Brianna’s forthcoming debut LP, Aera. And what a first-rate production.
The song might surprise you if you’re used to seeing Brianna alone with her acoustic guitar: it’s big, and faultlessly achieves what it’s going for. The verses are reminiscent of a playful Sarah Slean, and the chorus comes out of nowhere with all the qualities of a runaway radio hit.
You’d swear it’s her 5th record, and the sound quality should do much to heighten Chris Kirby’s status as a first-rate album producer as well. this track is super polished and very bright.
“This Is It” off Brianna’s forthcoming record, Aera.
Brianna Gosse will launch AERA Thursday July 17th at The Fat Cat, with Bleu and Chris Kirby and the Marquee.Show starts 9:30.
After listening to most of her CD, Brianna has a style and eloquence that you don’t see in many artists. Most artists have one style, but Brianna has many, so your get a multitude of artistic talent all rolled into one.. Her style transverses time and brings you back to years ago, but at the same time brings you forward to some artists your are familiar with… “You will find yourself guessing, who she sounds like?” The answer, She sounds like herself, a unique style and composition that most artists lack, coupled with a style that might sound familiar… but it isn’t… You really need to buy the CD to get my point! One thing I really liked about the CD was how easy it is to simply sing along and enjoy the lyrics, cause they are awesome!!