Brian Mackey’s “Learn To Be” begins with tremendous passion, with Brian providing a vocal-heavy foot forward on the onset. When the guitars and synths enter into the mix, greater nuance is shown. Mackey’s adoption of sounds and styles like 1990s alternative, Maroon 5, and Soul Asylum is given a new lease on life through contemplative instrumentation. Learn to Be is perfectly polished pop-rock, with a tremendous amount of care taken to make for a well balanced effort. The track stands up to repeat plays, while fans need to hear the secondary set of vocals that enter into the mix at the 2:45 mark to find the true beauty of Brian’s latest effort.
Brian Mackey “Learn To Be” / https://twitter.com/brianmackeynyc