The debut release from Nashville native and singer/songwriter Brandon Heath bursts with lyrical creativity, powerful melody and true substance. Don't Get Comfortable offers a clean, straightforward AC pop sound on eleven tracks, including "Red Sky," "Our God Reigns," "The Light," and more.
Format: Compact disc Vendor: Provident Music Distribution
Its hard to heed the advice in the title of Brandon Heaths major label debut, Dont Get Comfortable. Heaths voice has a warm, friendly timbre that instantly resonates with his listener, drawing you in with the promise of an intimate conversation to come.
Heath is that rare, singular combination of truly gifted singer, songwriter and musicianall three in one. And, while his style is all natural, Heaths songwriting skills are partially studied. Citing such luminary songwriters as Shawn Colvin, Indigo Girls and David Wilcox as major influences, Heath, a native Nashvillian, also put in his time listening to and soaking up the musical vibes of singers and songwriters alike at legendary venues such as the Bluebird Café. Thereafter, he began co-writing with likeminded locals Bebo Norman, Dave Barnes and Matt Wertz and soon landed cuts on albums by Norman, Joy Williams and others. The resulting culmination of years of research may be heard on Dont Get Comfortable, on which Heath does his heroes, mentors and cohorts proud.
Helmed by his friend and mega-producer Dan Muckala (Backstreet Boys, Nick Lachey, The Afters), Heaths debut is a fine example in which the production complements the songs rather than detracts from them. Standout tracks include the Chris Tomlin-esque, worship-tinged lead single, Our God Reigns, the hook-laden, pop-infused Simple Man and the catchy title track. Lets Make It Last is a classic love song not to be missed, and Im Not Who I Was is a piercingly beautiful and poignantly personal tale of acceptance and forgiveness. Actually, all the tracks are
outstanding and, believe me, thats not something I often hear myself saying.
In a modern-day musical battleground littered with remnants of rock, pop rock, punk pop and any number of other fused-genre-pairing projects that just dont quite have the fortitude or wherewithal to stick, Dont Get Comfortable is unapologetically and unabashedly straight-ahead ACa vein thats been sorely lacking in meaty, substantial contenders lately. Brandon Heath stands ready to fill that void and champion the cause of the songwriters songwriter. And you can be sure he wont get comfortable until he succeeds!