Brett Randell

Brett Randell

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandFolk

"Epic Acoustic Poetry". Citizen Cope and Jason Mraz mixed in a bucket of emotion with some Amos Lee tossed in.

Biography

“Like a painting or a symphony, Brett Randell’s music has the ability to truly move the audience, but only if the listener has an open heart and the courage to swim out to the performer’s depths.” – Sarah Whited, Music Connection Magazine

With lyrics that weave stories and muse over feelings many seem to take for granted, Brett Randell is a musician on a mission to connect the world. The 23-year-old New Yorker, currently living in Austin, TX, croons with a clear and powerful voice which is bringing emotion and energy to the singer/songwriter genre. His soulful, poetry-based style places emphasis on intense lyrics, catchy melodies, and emotional stories.

Despite being surrounded by music his entire life, Brett only recently realized his passion for performing and songwriting. Though both his sister and brother performed in bands throughout their teenage years, Brett shied away from any musical pursuits and stuck to his passion for drawing and writing. It wasn’t until purchasing an acoustic guitar for his 20th birthday that he had even considered writing a full song.

Quickly putting pen to paper and fingers to fret, he unleashed the thoughts and feelings stored inside him for years. Within the first couple days of owning his guitar, he wrote the song that would be the ultimate goal for his musical endeavors, “Change The World.”

In 2008, barely nine months after picking up that guitar, Brett performed his music to a crowd of people from twenty-three countries in Milan, Italy. Later that year, in his second live performance, he opened for Pete Francis of the famous independent rock band, Dispatch.

In 2009, Brett abandoned plans for a stable career in New York City and packed his bags for Austin, Texas – and he hasn’t looked back since. Living and playing in the ‘Live Music Capital of The World’ has developed and evolved Brett’s style, especially with the collaboration of cellist Christopher Rains, pianist Wilyum Jerome, and drummer Music Read.

In 2010, almost three years after writing his first song, Brett released his second CD – the five song EP “Glow,” and toured the US and Europe, spanning the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and France in December.

The CD “Glow” presents new creations, such as the Jazz/Pop single “Glow” and full-band remakes of his acoustic songs, “Change the World” and “The End. With worldwide release on iTunes and Amazon, and free downloads on his website www.BrettRandell.com, Brett is aiming to connect the world with his poetic songwriting. An exciting road lies ahead for the young artist…

Lyrics

Princess

Written By: Brett Randell

Princess:

I’ll quit talking bout my fantasizing, you know the sun’s still rising and its no surprise that in a minute you’ll be crawling back with eyes so wide and…

I just took a little breath too deep, and now my eyes can’t adjust to see all the whites and the blacks and the gaps and the cracks that make it distant between you and me.

You’ve got an echo I can only hear, no need to scream girl if you’re so near. I can feel your breath, its right up by my chest, and u know there’s nothing real to fear

Oh, I got these words I want to tell ya, but my voice gets lost sometimes. It’s like a poem in my head with some things I’ve never said and I don’t know how to rhyme the lines.

Hey princess, where’s your crown I thought I saw you shine from a mile away. But It might just be the sun coming off that pretty little face

Baby, don’t jump the gun. The key to my heart, I’m making you another one.
Please keep it safe.

Oh your heartbeat, it’s the metronome to my every move. Whether running, laughing, crying, watching people born or dying, how does it stay so smooth.

I let your smile wrap around me, I let your whole self surround me. When I was stuck in the dark with no hope, I still can’t believe you found me.

If the earth moves so fast, but time move so slow, when we stand in this pretty little moment, everything just seems to flow (so right)

Hey princess, where’s your crown I thought I saw you shine from a mile away. But It might just be the sun coming off that pretty little face

Baby, don’t jump the gun. the key to my heart, I’m making you another one.
Please keep it safe.

Princess please come down from your throne, I’ve waited all my lifetime. No need to be alone – we’ve checked the clock and its just the right time.

Princess step softly. I don’t want no sound to touch my ear, cause the softest breathe from your softest word is the softest thing ill ever hear.

Princess, I know you’re thinking every thought they told you not to. But it’s time to break out, to spread your wings now and girl I know you want to.

Princess a million arms from a million men couldn’t hold me back and the sky will fall down crashing to the ground if anyone should disagree with that.
Hey princess, where’s your crown I thought I saw you shine from a mile away. But It might just be the sun coming off that pretty little face

Baby, I jumped the gun. The key to your heart, I want the only one.
Please keep it safe.

Change the World

Written By: Brett Randell

It feels like something’s burning up
We both know nothings turning up
I’ve got a secret that you’re trying to hold onto

Everyone’s got a feeling there holding back
Let loose from the pressures of a heart attack
I’ve got some dynamite, I’m gonna expose you

Crack it open like can, hit the floor, out the door, seconds later and I’m gone like a streetwhore.
Out the street in a flash, get the cash, watch the trash, cause you’re already acting like you need more.
I’ve got this feeling that you aint ready for my power
Sit back, relax cause you won’t feel right for an hour

I’ll change the world with my words
Fuck everything that you heard
You’re born to live and you live to die
From start to finish you don’t know why
It just sounds so absurd when you travel with the herd
So ill change the world with my words

I see that fire in your eyes
You just sit back, you don’t know why
I’m gonna hound you till you learn to break out.

Theres no more feeling holding back
Let your life just spin right out of track
When we’re together we will tear all the chains down

Break it out break it down, make a sound, stomp the ground till this whole fucking town just aint around.
Spread your arms like a bird or an angel, please don’t try to stay still, if you don’t than they will.

I’ve got a feeling you aint ready for my power
Sit back, relax cause you won’t feel right for an hour

I’ll change the world with my words
Fuck everything that you heard
Your born to live and you live to die
From start to finish you don’t know why
It sounds so absurd when you travel with the herd
So I’ll change the world with my words

Ill change the world
Well change the world together
We’ll change the world forever
We’ll change the world forever

Cause when I wake up
I need that sunshine in my eyes
To chase the darkness from the places where it lies
I’ll change the world,
Aint nothing gonna hold me down
Well change the world together
And nothings gonna stop us now

I’ll change the world with my words
Fuck everything that you heard
Your born to live and you live to die
From start to finish you don’t know why
It sounds so absurd when you travel with the herd
So ill change the world, ill change the world
Ill change the world with my words, fuck everything that you heard
Your born to live and you live to die
From start to finish you don’t know why
It sounds absurd when you travel with the herd
So ill change the world, with my words.

The End

Written By: Brett Randell

The End

I dragged the world into my footsteps – she said what more could you want.
And afraid of what might happen, she closed her eyes and led me strong.
She breathed into my open mouth and my fingertips went numb,
But my eyes could see so clearly.

The sun screamed yellow symphonies as the notes streamed across the sky.
And nighttime in it jealousy trailed in black so close behind.
All the people stared in wonder, as the universe unfolds.
And the cold kiss from her thunder left its mark upon my clothes.

And the world came falling down, down, down, down.
The world came falling down.
The world came falling down, down, down, down.
The world came falling down.

All the people ran in circles, while time and fate both laughed.
And the future met its destiny, as it crossed blows with the past.
All the mountains crumbled ‘round me, while the water poured right through.
And the world, she looked right at me, with no thought of what to do.

Oh I cursed into the heavens till my lungs had no breathe left.
And she struck with all her lightning and left scars across my chest.
But with eyes wet full of meaning, I couldn’t stop or stand or lie
So I reached my arms straight upward, and I tore right through sky.

And the world came falling down, down, down, down.
The world came falling down.
The world came falling down, down, down, down.
The world came falling down.

Discography

Brett Randell - 2009
Glow EP - 2010

Set List

Sets up to 3 hours.
Originals and Covers.