Episode 54 - Brittany and the Blisstones
You Could Be My Aramis
Brittany and Reid met Mike Bankhead at the 2022 CDBaby DIY Musicians Conference in Austin, TX. The day after meeting he joined us on stage to play bass during our performance at the Artist Showcase sponsored by YouTube. We recount the story on his podcast along with other fun stories from the conference.
Surviving Your Last Marriage’s Half-Life
How To Split A Toaster Podcast
Brittany and Reid talk about going from divorces of 19 year long marriages to building a new relationship and band.
La La Love Released
KZFR Studio 416
Radio interview from Chico's KZFR 90.3 FM with Brittany and the Blisstones. All five songs from their debut release "La La Love" is played with stories about the songs, the band, and the creative process.
Parenting Panel with Brittany Bliss and Reid Givens of Brittany and the Blisstones
Parents with Angst
Brittany and Reid talk about being musicians and parents.
We La La Love the Debut EP from Brittany and the Blisstones
Brittany and Reid write songs that sweetly seduce you into mindfulness. The mellow tones of their distinct island-pop draw from an expansive artistic palette of pop, orchestral, rock, jazz, reggae, ska, Latin, new wave, and beyond.
Brittany and the Blisstones Reveal their Latest Pop Single, “Some Times”
Their sound makes you forget all your worries, stress, and pain, blowing it away to let joy and happiness in. “Some Times,” a catchy folk pop song with a hint of Norah Jones meets Susan Tedeschi with a hint of Vampire Weekend sprinkled in.
Brittany and the Blisstones New Pop Single “Some Times” Tackles the Negative Thoughts that Invade Our Heads
“Some Times” is an absolute hypnotic song. The Ukulele and Brittany’s soulful voice transport you to a new headspace and mindset instantly. With a big Ani DiFranco and Vampire Weekend feeling to the song, it’s about being present with yourself and listening to your needs.
Brittany and the Blisstones – Mermaid
So rich and balanced in all the right place. Enigmatically poetic and very groovy we just loved the chill vibes of this magnificent compilation. A solid horn section really brightens the mood here, twisting to an islands groove.
Brittany and the Blisstones’ “Mermaid” Puts Listeners in a Mindful Trance
Brittany and the Blisstones new single “Mermaid” is a breath of fresh air. This light yet grooving new track will transport you to an island, with no worries in the world. Compared to artists such as Susan Tedeschi, Ani DiFranco and Vampire Weekend, Brittany and the Blisstones takes influence from all things indie, alternative, and island pop.
WE ARE DIVING RIGHT IN FOR BRITTANY AND THE BLISSTONES’ “MERMAID”
The mellow tones of their distinct island-pop draw from an expansive artistic palette of pop, orchestral, rock, jazz, reggae, ska, Latin, new wave, and beyond. Brittany contributes sultry vocals, jaunty ukulele playing, and co-writes the songs alongside her partner Reid, an accomplished drummer and percussionist with an expansive command of rhythms and a keen sense for the healing power of good grooves.
Brittany and the Blisstones
The lyrics brim with breathtaking imagery and awe-inspiring reflective moments. The music is as majestic as its impressionistic lyrical passages. The song lilts on a vaguely Jamaican pulse and brims with jeweled trumpet melodies, vocals that are sultry and sensitive, lush layers of harmony vocals, and moody chord changes that have a sweet sadness.
Brittany and the Blisstones' New Pop Release “Mermaid” is From their Upcoming EP
The Indie Source
Brittany sings about a mermaid navigating the vast ocean. Her voice is both light and flirty, but also ethereal and mysterious with a tinge of sadness.
Their playfulness of how the song was recorded does shine through in the music. There is also a definite longing. “Mermaid” has a kind of nostalgia, of a romantic holiday in Latin America perhaps, now years on, looking back after life has taken its toll.
Brittany and the Blisstones bring a cool and calm vide with their new single, "Mermaid"
Independent Artist Buzz
“Mermaid” is a stunningly catchy yet soothing island pop song that has hints of Jamaican influences in the beat and the utilization of the trumpet and the ukulele to creates the infectious melody. It has a Billie Holliday musical style meets a Taylor Swift-esque voice.
Brittany and The Blisstones premiere “Mermaid”. Their debut EP to be released in May of 2022.
“Mermaid” is the first song Brittany ever wrote, dating back to 2018. Brittany has always felt a strong spiritual connection to the ocean, and this song is about the gifts of paying attention to the lessons nature has to teach us. “Mermaid” is calming, yet groovy, with a Jamaican beat meets pop sound. Brittany plays the Ukulele against a catchy trumpet melody that’s sure to get stuck in your head. Her voice is aerial, hypnotic, and ethereal, similar to a softer Sia meets Susan Tedeschi.
Island Pop Duo Brittany and the Blisstones Release New Single "Mermaid"
Their indie and alternative pop is infused with an island vibe, using trumpets, ukuleles, and different chord progressions while Brittany’s vocals are similar to Sia meets Susan Tedeschi. Their first release “Mermaid,” out now, was the first song that Brittany ever wrote.
Brittany and the Blisstones’ Music is Pure Heart and Magic
Parents with Angst
If you’re looking for fulfilling music that’s full of heart, empowerment, and healing, then Brittany and the Blisstones is for you. Brittany’s vocals are very much like Sia, while the music is almost a more subtle Madonna pop style.