The concept of nostalgia within music tends to be an elusive and intriguing one, but even more is the concept of induced nostalgia, the act of embedding the infamous inexpressible feeling into instrumentals or synthesized beats, either with or without the intent of doing so. Toronto producer and singer/songwriter Brahny has beautifully expressed his take on this phenomenon with his slew of singles as well as his EP Fresco Time Machine, all released just last year. It’s clear everything he creates comes from a place of honest and thoughtful introspection, as heard in his meticulous compositions – “Bloom,” his newest release, not only emphasizes and utilizes his incredible vocal range, but his skill as a producer, placing mellow piano and bouncy, wobbly guitar tidbits juuuust above a thick veneer of bass, achieving that stunning reverberation signature within R&B and soul tracks. The accompanying music video, directed by Scott Zhang (also known as Monsune), feels just as indulgent as the single itself, Brahny succumbing to his own “nostalgia” in a haze of pink neon light, whatever that may be.
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