Pretty funny... and biting.
From the press release:
“Kurt Cobain’s a p*ssy, Taylor Swift is The Man” sings Brett Newski in his latest animated video/single "Bro Country".
The song takes a comical crack at the dark underbelly of commercial
music where analytics, formula-songwriting, and lowest-common
denominators reign supreme. “Bro Country”, which premiered Friday on ArtistDirect, is produced by Cartoon Crumbs and animated by Michael A. Way. It
portrays the story of a struggling singer-songwriter transformed by the
Industry’s “Bro Maker” machine, complete with chest waxing, fake tans,
and “fake brands.” Along the way, we see the fleeting highs and harsh
lows of a process that puts artists in a position where they “exist to
be replaced”, Newski sings. Also featured are animated cameos by legends
like Kurt Cobain, Johnny Cash, and Dave Grohl.
Going deeper, yet still retaining his trademark humor, Newski explains
“‘Bro Country’ is a Hollywood hit machine of formula perfection that
hooks deep into the human psyche and never lets go,” in his exclusive
interview with ArtistDirect. He continues to proclaim (and
perhaps warn?) that “It is a drug. It is a hard drug. If you are not
addicted, you will be soon. So grab a Bud Light, some hair gel, and a
barbed-wire tattoo, it's time to get f***ed up. Jello shots.”
"Bro Country”' is taken from Brett Newski's upcoming LP The Worst of Brett Newski out April 28th.
The album crawls into the minds of our society picking apart the
displeasures of outdated ideologies - whether it’s talking about
politics ("Make America Great Again"), materialism ("Black Friday Totally Sucks"), or the purgatory of paycheck-to-paycheck workforce ("Quit Your Job"). The Worst of Brett Newski provides much-needed commentary in volatile times.