Pick Me Up
(Warner Music Canada)
What you have to love about Brett Kissel’s lyrics is their honesty. He sings about the simple things of life, his love of his mother, the fun he has playing with his guitars, simplistic love songs about the challenges of relationships, all delivered with a clean and clear vocal delivery and some tasty, mid-tempo instrumental arrangements. Having been able to road test some of this material on his recent cross-Canada tour with Brad Paisley material like the first single “Airwaves” will already be familiar to his growing fan base and other songs like the infectious title track and his duet with Hunter Hayes on “I Can Play Guitar” will also register with his growing fan base. But it’s the personal odes to his mother on “Feet Back On The Ground” and especially the duet with Carolyn Dawn Johnson on the inspirational “I Didn’t Fall In Love With Your Hair”, a moving tribute to the fight his mother endured with cancer, that really makes this record special. Now residing in Music City, Kissel is well on his way to emulating his Nashville heroes, Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley.
Download: “Airwaves”, “I Didn’t Fall In Love With Your Hair” “Pick Me Up”