New Album Coming soon!
New Album Coming soon!
"I'm a visual thinker, so the songs always begin by seeing something or someone that needs their story told."
After a decade-plus absence from recording, singer-songwriter Brien Travis is getting back in the saddle with the aptly titled "Hello Again", due for release early 2022. The record was recorded and produced at West District Studios and contains all new material. It is the first new music Travis has released since 2009's Tales Of Lazy Wednesdays.
Southern born and raised, Travis grew up in a small town in middle Tennessee, playing piano for his church congregation hymnals at the age of 6. As a teenager, he started to produce "basement tapes" for high school friends, then branched out into the coffee-house scenes of the South in the late 90's. His song "Boy In The Corner Cafe" was the number one most requested song on college radio for six months, garnering him several awards after releasing his first independent album in 1997. He would record several independently released albums before 2006's cover songs concept record Cul De Sac, reviewed and praised by Rolling Stone and Keyboard magazines as one of the best cover projects of that year. He took a hiatus for 4 years before returning with the album Karma Lounge, then followed it with Tales Of Lazy Wednesdays. Various smaller projects conveyed after including an instrumental album, and The Rock Island Sessions EP, which held acoustic versions of previous fan favorites(the EP would go on to hold the number one spot on iTunes Originals for eight weeks after one of the tracks was used in a Japanese automobile commercial). He dabbled in acting, radio, and podcasting before going silent for a decade.
"This isn't someone trying to have a hit, this is more like one of your old tv shows is coming around again after a ten year break. I just really wanted to write and sing and play again." Says the keyboardist, who explained his decision to get back to creativity after receiving numerous emails from 'fans' who candidly remembered his songs and wanted more. He was also inducted into the 2021 class of the IMA Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
Hello Again will be available early Spring '22 worldwide wherever music is sold, and a lead off single is planned for January. He is also writing a book of insights on his music, poems, and lyrics with journaled stories of his small town life. He lives in the Historic West District of Cookeville, a college town located an hour east of Nashville, TN. He has a diva cat, Kookie(who has her own Instagram account) and a fish named Bubbles.
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