Bryanna Rain - Blameless
- Artist: Bryanna Rain
- EP: Blameless
- Label: Kounterfeit
- Year of Release: 2010
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- Reviewed by: iamparadox on 2010-06-15
It's a decade past the turn of the century. And while our world didn't turn into the same future as we envisioned in the Jetsons, technology is beginning to become an almost universal language. So much so that it's having an impact on art. The internet has invented new ways to communicate which are more than just trends and are quickly becoming a part of the fabric of our lives. Blogs, Twitter, message boards and forums, social networking: none of these are going away anytime soon. The DIY and punk movements have finally given birth to this new digital generation.
Enter Bryanna Rain. Like most teens today, she's a normal student who lives in Richmond, VA. Unlike most of her peers however, Bryanna is an artist that actually has released her own record. Blameless is her new EP and is a great demonstration of just how far the DIY movement has evolved. Her website recommends her for fans of Sinead O' Connor and claims some of her influences as Bob Marley and Owl City.
Blameless contains four tracks, three of which are songs. It begins with "Blameless", the title track. A bitter pop song, it's about friends that grow apart over time. It ends eerie, just as it begins, with the word "blame" being repeated, over and over and over again. The guitar riff in the background is one of the best parts of the song. "One November Sunday" is just an interview with Bryanna, not a song. "Wedlock", the next, sounds drastically different than the first song. The beat is the fist thing that you notice as the lyrics ask: "how long you gonna string me around"? Finally, the EP ends with "Blame It On The Beatguild", which is sorta a remix of the title track.
Blameless is not a very long recording, but a recording that has come a long way. When you begin to think of just how much is available to young up and coming musicians like Bryanna, you can start to imagine the possibilities of where music could soon be headed in the near future.
Twitter Summary: Blameless by teen artist Bryanna is a great effort from a budding artist that shows us how the DIY movement has gone digital.
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on 2010-07-24 VanitySpeaksLoudly Said:
This reviwer was definitely on the mark in his assessment of this music.She's definitely got potential to have establish some type of career in music; no doubt. So much of what I hear on the radio is utter autotune; that alt-rock track at the top makes me feel good when I hear it-the beat at the bottom is spine tingling, and who DOESN'T want to hear a young lady speak about herself in simple,down to earth terms?
on 2010-07-10 Peter_Genius Said:
I agree with Ben's take on the release; I found the Ep interesting, especially the interview. In a world where teen pop comes and goes in the blink of an eye, it's very cool to hear her speak personally.
Keep the beats coming....
on 2010-06-26 AmberBlyleven Said:
She is refreshing and interesting to listen to.Her voice haunts, and I admire her confidence even at such a young age.Would love to hear more from her in the future.
on 2010-06-19 Wedlock Said:
I think this is a strong effort by a good young artist, and the review is pretty accurate. I will be excited when she comes out with some more good material like this. Awesome, keep it coming strong.
on 2010-06-19 haiylee_sky Said:
teen pop is in right now.. with every 12 year old in the country having Beiber fever.. not to mention the rising success of Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and the Jonas brothers. It is refreshing to see a teen artist out there break away from the cookie cutter bubble gum teenybopper type music that is taking over the airwaves. Bryanna's voice and vocal range is amazing and very mature for her age. She and Paul Allgood definitely need to do more songs together. Cant wait to hear more!