Bryan J. Nelson



With the release of the Songs For Someone album, Bryan J. Nelson brings  a new feel to a classic genre. Lush with addicting progressions, a classic folk style, and a straight forward lyrical scheme, the record boasts the aesthetic of indie folk anthems. Though the songs are diverse from one another, there is a glue that holds them all together much like a concept album would. Most importantly, the EP never loses sight of the emotional platform great songs are built from.

The first single, “Up For the Fight” is an instant folk pop classic. Complete with smooth vocal harmonies, and up lifting chorus, the song seems to breathe and build as it plays on.


“Up for the fight is about picking yourself up, dusting yourself off, and fighting for what it is that you want when life gets you down. It’s about not listening to other peoples’ judgment and criticism and making your own path. It is the main line in the chorus of the song ‘Up for the Fight’ and is the main theme/idea of the album.” explains the songwriter of his single.

““I thought the vocals were fairly well done and I thought they were haunting in their own way . I also really liked the pace of this song .””

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““I really love the melody and beat to this song. The guitar play is amazing and I like the power of the lyrics in this song. ””

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““I like the guitar introduction leading into the very nice voice introduction. I also like the beat. The song seems a little monotone, however, it works with this particular song.””

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““Great sound I like this the vocals are strong and very up beat I like the music in this the tempo is nice I like the singer in this ””

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““Reminded me of Neil Young. A pleasant song with a good "texture" meaning that mix of the instruments like the bongo (or whatever) with acoustic guitar added a nice dimension to the piece. If it had not been for one line that I really didn't care for much, "Same old breakfast, same old sound," I think I could have loved it.” - On Ballad of the Mundane”

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““I had a blast engineering and producing this record for Bryan Nelson at London Bridge Studio last month. It's lyrical, melodic, and very honest music. Please take a listen!””

Shohei Kuba Ogami - Audio Engineer

““I met Bryan Nelson a few weeks ago. A fabulous new artist in the Walla Walla valley. Check out his new release! Your going to love it! Be sure to welcome him to our town!””

Cheryl Husted - Walla Walla

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““I really enjoy the tone of this song as well as the instrumentation and overall production. The artist has a great tone and the lyrics are good. There is nothing that I dislike about the song.””

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““I really like the lyrics. They are very relate-able. The mix of instruments is enjoyable and has a good production balance. I would put this song on a playlist.””

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““Amazing vocals, clear yet ethereal feel to them. Guitar was dreamy and did its job perfectly, overall I really enjoyed this one, recommended to all.””

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““The vocals are really good. The instrumentals are nice. The lyrics are great. The production is great. My overall review is I really like this song.” - On Ballad of the mundane.”

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““The lyrics and the vocals are really good. I like this artist a lot. This song flows nicely and has great instrumentals and an awesome beat as well.””

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““The beat was good the sound was good I loved the way the performance was well done to the team and the way the vocals were done loved it all” -”

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““REALLY GREAT SONG! WONDERFUL MELODY AND EXCELLENT TONE SONG IS VERY INSPIRED! I CANT HELP BUT TO ENJOY THE MELODY AND TONE. SONG HAS GREAT QUALITY AND WONDERFUL FEEL.””

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““I'm in love with these lyrics. I get the feeling I've heard it before, like old Oasis song. Very smooth, great song. The lyrics really resonate with me, and how I feel. It's very comforting.””


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New studio album, "Songs for Someone".


Although the single does speak volumes for the album, to get a real understanding of where Nelson is coming from, it should be heard in its entirety.

"My songs are a reflection of things/struggle/personal things and people that have affected me in some way. It’s all a very honest, lyrical and melodic music. My sound over the years has evolved from basic folk songs to some edgier electric stuff to the more polished singer/songwriter sound that is currently on the album. Consequently, this perhaps happened by circumstance as my original acoustic guitar, a Washburn D-21 that my parents got me for high school graduation, is the only guitar that did not succumb to the depths of the pawn shops. ” says Nelson of his songwriting approach.

Based out of Walla Walla Washington, songwriter / performer Bryan J. Nelson studied music at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. While becoming a percussion performance major, he focused also on writing original material. Gigging on stages and coffee shops around the local WA area, he finds strength in live performance although writing and recording is where his heart is at. The Songs for Someone album was performed by Nelson himself and is a perfect example of where he is at with his music today. It was recorded and mixed at the famous London Bridge Studio (Pearl Jam Ten, Alice in Chains Dirt) in Seattle, Washington.

The ‘Up For the Fight” single was already picked up by a clothing design company called Free Warrior Designs and the songwriter is always working on new material for upcoming releases.

Songs for Someone is now available for streaming and downloads on most major digital outlets and Nelson has performances lined up in support of his releases including a CD release show on the 26th.