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The Brighter Side of Me

by namoli brennet

Poetic, genre-busting folk. Unusual, provocative and deeply moving.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. Everybody Knows Your Name
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2. Daddy's Gonna Fly
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3. Modern Day Jesus
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4. Deeper Than The Heart is Wide
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5. Thorn in Your Side
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6. Over Mine
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7. Prelude to Ghost
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8. Ghost
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9. Long Mistake
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10. Maybe Tonight
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11. C'est Paris
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12. Mystery of Our History
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13. Lullaby
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14. Sleep
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Album Notes
Intense. Passionate. Intelligent. Poetic. These are a few words that describe the genre-busting folk music of Namoli Brennet. A self-made artist who has released 3.5 independent albums in just under 2 years, Brennet is as hard working as she is prolific. Her music has been described as "A divine marriage of emotion and intellect", and her 3rd release, "The Brighter Side of Me" (2004), shows a gifted lyricist and songwriter whose music continues to defy easy categorization.

As an openly transgendered artist, Brennet has never shied away from the question of gender (see 2002's Boy in a Dress) - but neither has she become singularly obsessed with it. Drawing from a rather complex palette of experience, Brennet deftly wields slant rhyme, alliteration and onomatopoeia to create rich and deep imagery. Coupled with her achingly powerful voice, it's a provocative and deeply moving combination. Brennet effortlessly references everything from Parisian bossa nova to gutsy, percussive folk, somehow managing to choose substance over style every time.

Let us also say this: Namoli Brennet is not afraid to drive. It's no secret that she takes the term "unlimited mileage" very seriously when renting a car. As a touring artist, she's travelled to LA, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, DC, New York, Boston and Toronto. And that's the short list. She's as comfortable performing in front of a crowd of 10,000 as she is doing a house concert for 20. Her sophisticated and passionate presence has consistently wowed fans at Festivals, coffee shops and acoustic clubs all over the country.

Still not convinced? Try these: Refreshingly talented, with no bitter aftertaste. Lyrically sweet, with floral overtones and a pleasant finish. Pervasive and flavorful, but never cloying. Try some Namoli Brennet today. You'll be glad you did.

"Brennet plays and sings with an intensity and intelligence that can't be ignored."
-Performing Songwriter Magazine


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Alicia McMillen

A Wonderful Album
Out of all the songs on this album I really love
Sleep and Lullaby. I find Sleep to be a beautiful song with a hypnotic guitar and an amazingly hypnotic and heartfelt vocal.

I also like Thorn in Your Side very much since
it is something I can truly relate to.

Other songs I really like are:
Daddy's Gonna Fly
Modern Day Jesus
Mystery of Our History


wow !
I had no idea how good Namoli could get ! This cd is so great ! I played Ghost and Maybe Tonight for my 70 year old mother and now she wants this cd for Xmas ! Namoli's got a great range of musical influence to share as well as a depth of soul that you rarely see in an artist in today's marketplace. What's even more intriguing is that not only is Namoli putting out relevant music, but she's not selling out. She's obviously a full time musician, as evidenced by the fact that she's put out 3 cd's of fantastic music in a few short years.This cd is packed with great music, every song a winner. I highly recommend it !


This CD is a masterpiece... I highly recommend it to everyone! Great from beginning to end...


Amazing..... All my friends love her!
Namoli is one of the best singer/songwriters in my cd collection. We play her on the air (WRPI Troy NY) every chance we get on our show. Her songs are compassionate and everyone can relate. We love you Namoli!!!!!


A Must Have CD!!!!!
This CD is incredible!!! Usually I buy a CD because I have heard a single song that I lied, and initially, this one was no different. Once I listened to the whole thing however, I couldn't get enough of it. The way she delivers her soul and passion through her music, is nothing short of incredible! A must have CD for sure ~ I will be ordering the rest of her collection soon. Looking forward to seeing her live in Providence, RI next month!

Benjamin Tais

Maybe Tonight
Album The Brighter Side Of Me is absolutely superb album, maybe little bit better than Chrysanthemum. Incredible song: Maybe Tonight and C´est Paris. (full energy)