Besides Daniel is the project of Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Daniel Brewer. If first heard Brewer perform at house show a number of years ago with members of General Oglethorpe and the Panhandlers. I’ve followed him ever since.
Brewer’s work is unabashedly emotional — struggling with romance and faith. It’s gorgeous stuff. His new LP This Marvelous Grief plumbs some almost-frightening depths of feeling.
Take a listen:
A little more about the album:
This Marvelous Grief is a collection of songs that create a particular landscape of relational brokenness, with ourselves, others, and God. I found this as a thread running through the entirety of this album-a retrospective enlightenment. I have found these songs to orbit the imperfections in our love and the struggle to forgive ourselves, our companions, our family, and God. The title of this record draws from the incredible crucible of loss that comes to us who have wounded those we dearly love and the eventual redemption of our grief. Exploring both the pain of intimacy as well as the hope for loving ourselves, this effort lays bear the turmoil and joys inherent in relationships. My hope for those who take the time to intentionally listen to this record is that your hearts would be warmed with affection for those closest to you.
Besides Daniel has attracted a pretty good local following over the last couple of years, especially for shows at the Bean.
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