Singer/producer Brad Walsh to follow up 2017’s all-vocal album ANTIGLOT with new 23-track pop album ARTBREAK. To be released Friday, February 14, 2019, with 3-song pre-sale available on iTunes February 9.
Guest vocalists on ARTBREAK include actors Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black), Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story), Gabourey Sidibe (American Horror Story), Lena Dunham (Girls), Sarah Rafferty (Suits), Debra Messing (Will and Grace), Nico Tortorella (Younger), and Heather Matarazzo (Welcome to the Dollhouse), as well as rapper Akil, and activists Janet Mock (Pose) and Blair Imani.
ARTBREAK is a deeply personal album of dark and ethereal pop music written in the aftermath of a tumultuous summer which saw Brad separating from his relationship of eleven years with husband Christian Siriano, surviving a suicide attempt, losing a close friend, and spending time in a hospital psychiatric ward in Connecticut. The music is not shy about addressing these topics, as well as infidelity, betrayal, and new love. There are spoken and poetic tracks sprinkled throughout, performed by Brad and a myriad of guest actor friends. Brad writes, performs, produces, and engineers all of his own music.
An “all-around Renaissance man” (Vogue Italia), singer/songwriter, producer, and visual artist Brad Walsh is “a chameleon extraordinaire” (Grammy.com) and an influential “modern-day St. Patrick” (Village Voice) whose music is “required listening” (Idolator). Brad’s 2015 EP Primary went to #1 on the iTunes Pop New Releases chart. His remixes of songs by Adam Lambert (a #1 Billboard Hot Dance single), Sarah McLachlan, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Kanye West, Rihanna, and others have achieved over 15 million digital downloads to date. His music has appeared in shows and commercials on television networks including Bravo, E!, Showtime, MTV, Logo, and CBS; and he composes original runway music as well as DJ sets for fashion shows at New York Fashion Week.
Also an accomplished photographer and painter, Brad’s portrait and fashion photographs have appeared most notably in The New York Times, Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, Elle, InStyle, Marie Claire, Nylon, Blackbook, Teen Vogue, and Spin; in promotion or advertisement for Christian Siriano, Victoria’s Secret, TreSemme, Gibson Guitars, Payless, Kleinfeld Bridal, Lane Bryant, and J Shoes; and on the covers of books from major trade publishers. He photographed every image in Christian Siriano’s 2017 book Dresses to Dream About (Rizzoli). His artwork debuted in January 2019 at Bergdorf Goodman as part of the iconic retailer’s first curated art show, and he shows work at art fairs around the country.
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