Toronto-based Brandon Hutcheson stops fighting for this seat at the table in “Don’t Say”. This break-out artist has been classically trained in piano and has participated in various live performances from a very young age. Having taught himself to play the guitar and develop his vocals over the years, he has entered into several singing competitions and started a YouTube channel where he uploads cover videos (The Neighbourhood’s ‘Sweater Weather’ with CJ is the best one in my humble opinion).
“Don’t Say” is his debut single written based on his personal experiences, fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a recording artist with hopes to release an EP. His music is inspired by the likes of Justin Bieber, Khalid and he’s covered songs by Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran.
Taking one less apology, “Don’t Say” is about leaving a situation with some semblance of dignity before it takes a turn for the worse. This is one of those songs that would fit well in Oddly Satisfying videos – you know, the ones with the smart appliances and cool, convenient inventions. His smooth vocals and effortless harmonies remind me of a little of Lauv, Will Singe, and Alexander Stewart’s techniques, which means that Brandon Hutcheson is well on his way to YouTube stardom.