Brendan Scott Friel new album, Summer Moons is now available

Brendan Scott Friel is a musician, singer/songwriter, and performer from Windsor, ON. His new album “Summer Moons” is available now.

His previous album is “Quiet Cars” (2017).


“Summer Moons” by Brendan Scott Friel

There are 10-tracks on the album.

1 Summer Moons
2 All In
3 Missing Piece
4 Lorelai
5 Shadows
6 (06.18.20)
7 Cheap String Lights (Ft. Crissi Cochrane)
8 A Kiss In The Dark
9 Ghosts on the Clothesline
10 Run


Express review

What a wonderful album about experiences and memories. In the past, I like to play a game that I like to call #ucanonlypick1. Hmmm…my favourite from the album is Track 10 ‘Run’.

Tell us your pick.


Brendan Scott Friel discusses new album “Summer Moons”

I wrote this album in the afterglow of some major exciting life events. I had married the woman I love, we had bought and fixed up a small home together, I was working with one of my favourite producers…so many things I had been chasing came together rather suddenly and, after the initial excitement, there was this odd calm and almost sadness.

For some reason, I thought everything would change when I achieved these goals but life kept moving – seasons turned over like they always did, bills come in and get paid, anticipation of holidays, of spring, on and on things went. In the process of analyzing this I learned the feeling had a name: The Hedonic Treadmill – the tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness despite major positive or negative events or life changes. My struggle with that realization was a major inspiration for the themes present on the album.

Collaborating with producer James Bunton (Donovan Woods, Joey Landereth)

The record was produced by James Bunton. Every Thursday I would send him demos of what I had been working on in my home studio and that following Sunday we would again chat, and the process would repeat itself. It went on like that from March until September when restrictions finally eased up to the point that I could go to Toronto and start recording the album in good. Although it pushed the original release date WAY back from my original goal, I’m thankful for that extra time as I ended up writing three brand new songs that are now staples of the album.


“All in” music video

Brendan releases “All In” music video on April 30th.

“Shadows”

Brendon Scott Friel releases “Shadows” music video on March 7, 2021

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