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Jay Brannan - Interview on DIY, foreign language covers & Brooklyn ( Sessions)

Jay talks to about his DIY attitude, recording an EP of Foreign language covers, teaching himself guitar & the recording of his new album "Always, Then and Now" in Brooklyn

A Texas native turned New Yorker, Jay Brannan has been writing and performing his own sweet & sad folk songs, tempered with a healthy dose of humor, around the globe since 2006.

He also appeared as an actor in John Cameron Mitchell’s indie film sensation Shortbus, in which his song “Soda Shop (157k scrobbles)” was the highest selling song on the film’s soundtrack album (released by Bright EyesTeam Love Records).

From there, Brannan released a string of albums, all of which topped the iTunes Singer/Songwriter & Billboard Heatseekers charts: goddamned, produced by Will Golden (Meiko, Michelle Branch); In Living Cover, a collection of 2 originals & 7 covers, recorded from a bedroom in his friend Drew Brody’s Brooklyn apartment; and Rob Me Blind, produced by the legendary David Kahne (Regina Spektor, The Bangles, Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, Lana Del Rey, etc.).

His songs hold many of the same universal themes other artists acclaim to, but with a more fresh, realistic, sometimes vulgar, understanding.

Brannan’s touring has taken him multiple times around the world, through the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Brazil, South Africa, Israel, and Australia. This international touring is what inspired his 2013 EP release Around the World in 80 Jays, a collection of 9 international cover songs spanning 6 different languages.

A true representative of DIY prowess, Brannan is presently bouncing around Europe promoting his new album of acoustic originals, entitled Always, Then, & Now.  

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Square One Lyrics
Does anybody here have a soul?
Put the thermostat on overdrive, the air is bitter cold
Everywhere I look is nip and tuck
And every song they play in here is, vapid as fuck
I don't wanna hear about the weekend
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Blue-Haired Lady Lyrics
Blue-haired lady kneeling by her bed
Trying to recite all the things daddy taught her Jesus said
Blue-haired lady squints into the sun
Distant voices calling her, maybe from the light comes one:

Find more tour dates on his Events Page

Always, Then, & Now available on iTunes


1. Always, Then, & Now

2. Blue-Haired Lady

3. Elusive Knight

4. Takeoff

5. Square One

6. Burn Into The Son

7. No Ship

8. After All This

9. My Last Day On Earth

10. My Love, My Love

11. Uncle Auntie-Socialite

12. Changed

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