“Becoming Young in an ode for father, through his soulful heartwarming vocals sings reflective in a way which hits you right deep inside. A beautiful song rich in emotional moments and a sound quality which feels like a feather in your skin.

Boulder/Nashville-based pop artist Becoming Young, aka Brandon Calano, has just released the folk/pop ballad, “For My Father.” Stream it HERE.

Lyrically, this song is an honest assessment of a father’s trapped circumstance from a son’s perspective. Musically, it’s Becoming Young’s first piano-driven single.

Calano gets reflective and direct with lines like, “I see your heart and I see your soul, there’s nothing as pure as the man you are. Take a breath, let your burden go, when darkness comes, I’ll still love you so.” Anyone with a close relationship to his or her father will resonate with the song’s empathetic message.

“For My Father” bridges Becoming Young’s most recent pop album, Feeling Single, to a more serious body of work in his forthcoming record, The Songs I Wrote You, which begins releasing on January 1, 2021. The expansion from pop to the singer-songwriter genre began in January of 2020 when he teamed with producer Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy) on three singles for the new album.

For those not familiar with Brandon Calano, he writes and records under the pseudonym, Becoming Young. It’s a name he says embodies his journey to let go of everything he is not—and become who he was meant to be all along.

Becoming Young has earned a loyal following, playing sold-out shows from Atlanta to Portland, and describes his evolving sound as Lauv meets Glass Animals. Yet others have likened him to Vance Joy and Dermot Kennedy. Though all of those descriptors ring true, the Nashville via Boulder singer/songwriter has established an enticing pop/folk sound.

Becoming Young’s most recent album, Feeling Single, explores the modern dating landscape as told by an emotionally-reckless millennial. It features the trap-pop banger “High,” a bouncy retro-bop, “The Night I Met You,” and the swagalicious, “Cherry Twist.”

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Reviewed by Nagamag on 
November 29, 2020

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