Most music artists would be fortunate to find a band that they can work with easily throughout their music career, but thriving artist Brien Allen is luckier than most as he thrives in working with three prolific bands. The coming year is fast becoming an exciting year for the 29-year-old lead guitarist and vocalist as he and his bands are set to release their songs and albums in 2021.
Brien Allen is nothing but excited to enter 2021 as the wheels are in motion for the release of his latest projects with his bands. At present, the petroleum engineering graduate from University of Texas in Austin is working with a Latin/pop rock group called Al Cielo. Other members of this band are spread across several parts of the country. The group was formed under the guidance and mentorship of Charlie Walk through the program known as Music Mastery. The band will be releasing new songs next year, a combination of Latin, rock, electronic, and pop.
With Bridges Ablaze, Brien Allen does vocals and lead guitar alongside his friend, resulting in a symphony of talents unlike most. The band is also under the supervision of Charlie Walk. Additionally, Brien plays for Altermind, a progressive metal band from Austin that is set to release an album next year with a single featuring vocalist Lauren Babic.
Amid the pandemic, Brien has remained productive and played lead guitar for two projects that will release music in 2021 as well – Perpetual Horizon and Arborenna. Looking at the line-up of projects ahead of him, Brien Allen cannot help but feel ultimately grateful for the opportunity to flourish in the industry despite its many challenges. Despite that fact that he once upon a time wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father who was a geophysicist, he has no regrets that he chose music over his love for science. While he is confident he could have become a good engineer, he still knows that nothing compares to the fulfilment he feels when he is playing music.
“Every mistake I made was just more fuel to the fire, and come 2021, all of these releases will be out on the internet, backed by teams and promotion unlike anything I’ve ever done before in my life. I’m incredibly grateful to even be alive, and to be here today doing what I love. The journey has been very tough, but embedded within the suffering was the wisdom needed to transcend it,” Brien Allen shares.
Despite his achievements accumulated since 2014 when he first joined the music industry, Brien still knows there is so much left to aspire for. This includes going on a world tour and releasing more albums in the coming years. Focusing on these aspirations motivates him to dream bigger, work harder, and wait patiently for the right timing. In doing these, Brien Allen can continue to make good music, the kind that inspires change, hope, and kindness.
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