Sometimes when you edit an independent music site, you have the good fortune of meeting new, talented, genuine people you wouldn’t have otherwise met by putting yourself out there and going out to shows. Such was the case when I caught Brooklyn based singer/songwriter Brett Saxon after his set at The Rock Shop.
Following his stirring performance, we took to the upstairs of the venue for a candid chat that was ultimately rendered unsafe for public consumption after more than a couple shots. Sloppy as it was, listening to the conversation in the cold light of day extended the initial impression Brett made as one of a select few songwriters who live to make music with no presumptions or ego factored in whatsoever.
This character assessment is backed by Saxon’s latest LP Review of the End as the artist paints smoky, moody pictures set against tales of world weary loneliness. Since I can’t use the candid chat, I figured I could have Brett take the SIMGE Survey so our loyal readers here can gain a sense of what I described above while listening to the album in full. Stream Review of the End and check out Brett Saxon’s responses to the SIMGE Survey below.