At only 20 years old, Colin Bracewell has established himself as a Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter whose raw vocals and production reflect the sounds of dark and alternative pop. Born in Ontario, Canada, his style discovers a dark and nostalgic sound paired with thick production and is releasing his debut EP titled “Valley”. Usually writing, recording, and producing on his own, Bracewell’s true lyrics create unique and gravitating artistry.
“About my experiences of living in Fresno, California (San Joaquin Valley) , and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Eventually coming back in contact with individuals from both places and seeing what has changed, who has stayed, what is lost, and what was discovered from the last five years.”
Colin Bracewell‘s latest track “Why” is a masterful display of heartfelt lyricism matched with dynamic songwriting. The brilliant high falsetto cries against the minimal production add depths of emotion, especially with such a variety of sounds that are being produced. Light ambient synths, diverse guitar strums, and a blind-sided switch of the melody and pace from the chorus into the bridge act as a clever misdirection leading into the eruptive outro. For as chill and minimal as it seemingly portrays, “Why’ is a cinematic journey that’s left me hitting repeat, repeat, repeat, in hopes of discovering another goose egg of sounds I missed the first time around.” EARMILK – David Sikorski
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