Born out of the desire to create an lp-like experience with the immediacy of a digital download, Brooklyn based songwriter & Chapman Stick player, Alex Nahas, aka Bright Brown, is releasing, “And So…”, a hand written lyric book with a corresponding download code of seven songs written in isolation over 2020 & 2021 and accompanied by illustrations contributed from Pete Moulthrop, aka Bearded Tales of Woe.
Alex Nahas loves limits. That may seem odd coming from Brooklyn N.Y.’s singer / multi-instrumentalist who plays the Chapman Stick and harbors a deep affinity for the likes of Peter Gabriel and Talk Talk, but Nahas’s solo project Bright Brown is a case study in how to wring more from less. As Bright Brown has evolved over the course of three LPs, two EPs and, most recently, the new Digital EP / Illustrated Lyric Book, ‘And So…’, reflecting the post 2020 world seen through his dark but hopeful lens, Nahas has carved out a niche that slots into the same lineage as David Byrne, David Bowie, Daniel Lanois and Elvis Costello: all one-of-a-kind artists who shoehorned unorthodox approaches into highly digestible pop music. There’s the unmistakable common thread of a seasoned songwriter with a flair for mood, texture and atmosphere. Thoughtful and reflective with a knack for rendering outside-world concerns in the landscape of the personal, Bright Brown continues to venture into new frontiers, casting the Stick in a fresh light as a songwriter’s instrument with each successive song.
The Illustrated EP / Lyric Book will be out on Friday October 7th, 2022