When alternative rock artist BRAY & THE DENS announced the release of the band’s fourth studio album, Stingray, on March 20 all their music fans were excited. One of the standout songs that we could’nt help but put on repeat in the office was ‘I Guess I’m Changin’. The title says it all, very much in keeping with the inspirational and positive vibes fans have become accustomed too.
Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Bray Gurnari is the lead of his San Francisco-based band. The sound really reminds us of a mix between David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, and Foo Fighters. You can certainly see similarities but with ‘I Guess I’m Changin’ you can clearly see that Bray & The Dens have certainly found their own unique style.
Bray is certainly no newcomer in the music game. He has spent several years really focusing on making sure the quality of music is on top form. He grew up studying the MTV greats and emerging with a potent mix of frontman swagger, emotional intensity, and a quick sense of humor. His road to stardom is dotted with unusual points of interest, including a performance at none other Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s pre-inaugural gala, an instrumental album produced with Prince keyboardist Dr Fink, and a lead theatrical role as Lloyd Christmas in a stage production of Dumb and Dumber.
The touring trio, Bray and the Dens have so far released 5 albums, shared the stage with an array of legends (Train, Velvet Revolver, Sex Pistols, David Blain!), toured in 10 countries, had songs placed in 11 national TV shows (Fox Sports, MTV Road Rules), and created cinematic music videos with more than 4 million YouTube views.
But back to ‘I Guess I’m Changin’ which is what we have been listening to and sometimes you have to rip music apart to get into the mind of the songwriter and performer in charge of the creation. The track commences with an eclectic electric introduction to announce the subtle vocals which interrupts with a focus on change. The message is clear, the past is history, the present is a gift and the future is a mystery and since the future is mystery it is better the concentrate on today. The change you do today will provide a better tomorrow.