Mark Brainard is a beacon of hope in a world cluttered with rap stars and teen idols. A landscape littered with empty songs about nothing more than the performers ego. Mark Brainard has something to say, and it’s incredibly refreshing.
Armed with strident vocals, biting guitar, and an all or nothing mentality, Mark Brainard sings it like it is. Drawing evident influence from 60s Rock and Folk legends, but contributing generously to the conversation with lyrics that demand to be heard. With topics ranging from a shark attack, to divorce. Mark Brainard is a lyrical contortionist.
Many of his songs bear great depth but are incredibly accessible to all because he performs them with such buoyancy. All words and themes are welded firmly to incredibly catchy and contagious melodies.
A St. Louis artist, hustling and fighting vehemently to find his footing in an era where instant gratification reigns supreme, where commercialization and capitalism plunder and pillage through everything we once held sacred. Mark Brainard is an artist allied with truth as opposed to mere self-indulgence.
His current EP, slated for an April 2016 release, blends elements of pop, folk, and rock. All 4 tracks are worthy of attention. All poignant, concise and compelling. You will be left humming his songs long after you’ve heard them, eager for more. [+]