It is October 28th 2012 which means it is time to announce the next 'Song of the Week'.
If you are from Toronto, Ontario, or somewhere near there, the name Brighter Brightest is probably a name you know well. And, since forming in 2008, their name is one you may now know outside of Ontario as well.
Brighter Brightest is a band consisting of four friends from Aurora, Ontario. Derek Hoffman (vocals / guitar), Alex Westgate (bass / backing vocals), Kyle Topping (guitar) and Ryan Mansbridge (drums) grew up together and now, in their twenties, these four are making music that is growing all around the world.
Classifying themselves as pop/rock, this Aurora, Ontario band has always known how to get their music heard. Not only did these four appear on Muchmusic's show Discovered, which ran in the summer of 2011, but they are also signed with Black Box in Mississauga, Ontario.
Every song these guys release is one that needs to be heard. And, that stays true with their record, Right For Me, which was released in August of 2011. Every track that fills the record is insane (for a lack of a better word). That is why the title track, Right For Me, is getting this week's 'Song of the Week' featured spot.
As you may sense from the title, Right For Me is a song about doing what you truly love. Vocalist Derek Hoffman states, "Right For Me is about doing what you love and what is right for you, regardless of what others think. Live your life for yourself, do what you love and love what you do." Derek also adds, "As a band, we aren't trying to be anything other than ourselves. We make music that we love and we love sharing it with people. We make music the only way we know how - honestly."
The guys themselves are also individuals everyone seriously needs to meet. I have had the great honour of interviewing them, as well as booking them on their Tourlympics tour this past August 2012. They are ridiculously nice guys, but their true passion and beliefs of staying themselves also comes across in person as well.
So, there is no greater band to receive this week's title. These guys have clearly worked hard to get to where they are and it is evident that will continue. If there is one thing I love most about these four it is their commitment to staying true, no matter what fame they may receive.
I am stoked to see their future as it continues to unfold.
If you have not ran across Brighter Brightest's official music video for Right For Me on Youtube yet, you definitely need to. You can also check out their other music videos on their official Youtube Channel as well. But, first check out this week's 'Song of the Week', Right For Me, here:
See you again next Sunday for the next artist or band to receive the 'Song of the Week' title. Before then, pick up a copy of Right For Me on iTunes now.
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Picture 1: From left to right: Alex Westgate (bass / backing vocals), Kyle Topping (guitar), Derek Hoffman (vocals / guitar) & Ryan Mansbridge (drums)
Picture 2: Brighter, Brightest - Right For Me CD Cover
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