Brandy Butler, along with her group, The Brokenhearted, have dropped a musical guide to the emotions, ranging all the way from sadness and desire to love and sex. “The Inventory of Goodbye,” is a travelogue that should see you through Valentine’s Day, hookups, breakups, makeups and beyond. Such earthy passion and tender emotion rolled into one album – just the thing to cozy up with on these cold nights, with or without a significant other.
“Sex” is pure, sweet upbeat pop, while “Love” is more tender and melancholic. Start with either.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/256608188″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Brandy honed her craft lending her rich voice to others: now she’s striking out on her own.With a resumé that reads: ‘Jazz Flutist, Background Singer, Storyteller, Actress, Performance artist, Multi-Instrumentalist and Community activist,’ her experience reflects in her music. Originally from the US, she worked on this latest album in Berlin and on retreat in the Mojave Desert in New Mexico (one of the most soulful, beautiful places I’ve been) and the result is deeply stirring.
A self-confessed outlier, as an artist she insists on bringing these raw but relatable stories back to the collective. Her answer to my perennial question: “What inspires you?” was tellingly deep…
I think what inspires my style and my music, is honesty, the super strong desire to really understand myself. I want to know all my corners, both dark and light, and then really accept and love every inch of it all.
The more unified I am with myself, the more beautiful I feel, and of course my art benefits from this as well.Brandy Butler
As you can see, her striking beauty only adds to her power and mystique. Brandy Butler, poet of the wind and the heart.DV