Emerging Bad Realm / Atlantic recording artist BRELAND unleashes his self-titled debut EP, BRELAND, today (5/22) and continues to go full speed ahead after the viral success of his breakout single “My Truck.” Jon Caramanica of The New York Times, testifies that, “The 24-year-old’s single ‘My Truck’ is the most viable fusion of rural and urban since ‘Old Town Road,’ and his new EP pushes the sound even further.”
Co-writing all seven tracks on the project, the bold creative force blazes new paths between Country, Hip-Hop and Pop, fusing melodic vocals and fresh beats with detailed stories and swaggering style.
“Having started my career as a songwriter, I’m so excited to be able to share my first body of work with the world as an artist,” shares BRELAND. “This EP gave me the opportunity to write in a new sonic territory, and I hope it helps open people’s minds up to what the future of Country crossover music can be.”
The Atlanta-based singer/songwriter and self-described “cultural bridge,” scored viral success with “My Truck” (and its Sam Hunt remix), and today’s BRELAND EP is joined by a colorful animated visual for another standout track, “Hot Sauce” – an ode to a girl who’s “pretty, but she ain’t afraid to pop off” and makes everything in life better a la hot sauce. Watch it below:
The sweet-heat standout is just part of the BRELAND EP, which also includes both versions of “My Truck,” the slow-grooving previous release, “Horseride,” an adventurous collaboration with Country artists Chase Rice and Lauren Alaina “In the Woulds,” and “WiFi,” – a ballad of disconnected romance and password-protected hearts.
It all adds up to an undeniable artist on the rise, who’s already been praised by Stereogum as “deeply invested in the idea of country-rap for a new generation,” and named “1,000 percent the whole package” by Rolling Stone. This week, BRELAND earns a profile in The New York Times praising the “genre-fluid pop-minded talent with a lithe singing voice and an instinctual ability to mimic Young Thug-esque flow patterns,” whose debut is “full of breezy, intuitive songs that make light work of the borders between country, hip-hop, R&B and pop…” Read the in-depth piece on BRELAND’s rise HERE.
BRELAND Track List
1. “My Truck”
3. “Hot Sauce”
4. “In The Woulds” (feat. Chase Rice & Lauren Alaina)
6. “Beautiful Lies”
7. “My Truck” (feat. Sam Hunt) [Remix]
DOWNLOAD OR STREAM THE BRELAND EP HERE.
BRELAND is set for several livestream performances in celebration of the EP’s release. Catch him today (5/22) on MTV’s Instagram at 4:00 p.m. ET and on Taste of Country’s Instagram at 5:30 p.m. ET. On Wednesday (5/27), he’ll go live on The Boot’s Facebook at 4:00 p.m. ET.