Platinum-selling country artist Brett Kissel released the first part of what has been deemed his biggest project to date, “The Compass Project.” This first album in the project, South Album, is the first of four albums being released throughout the year. It features 11 songs and includes Kissel’s newest single, “Never Have I Ever” as well as fan-favorite track “Ain’t The Same” featuring pop group 98°, “Watch It,” and “Our Home.” South Album is now available across all streaming platforms here.
Kissel spoke about his excitement for “The Compass Project,” saying, “The Compass Project is without question the most ambitious project I’ve ever undertaken. It’s also the one I’m most excited about, being that the complete project includes four full-length albums. At this point in my life and career, I want to tap into all of the different quadrants that represent and guide me as a person, husband, father, artist, and entertainer. Those themes resonate in the distinct direction I take on each album!”
Watch the lyric video for “Never Have I Ever” here!
Each album from Kissel’s project represents a different part of his personality and sound. As the South Album did, a feature track will be dropped before each album comes out to give fans a taste of what to expect. The now-released South Album is “Classic Brett” as Kissel describes it. It is full of contemporary, pop-country vibes that will make listeners want to sing along.
“‘South’ is a straightforward, heartfelt, and authentic album that my fans would expect. This one has the heartbeat of Nashville pulsing through every song.”
Watch the music video for “Ain’t The Same” here!
The next album to be released in the spring, East Album, will spotlight Kissel’s acoustic, laidback sides. He explains how it’s more of an album to listen to while sitting by a campfire surrounded by friends.
“‘East’ is a collection of songs that reflect a more stripped-down, heartfelt acoustic side of me. It’s inspired by the ocean and my love for both coasts – the Atlantic and Pacific.”
Watch the music video for “Watch It” here!
The West Album will be the next part coming out in the summer. Kissel says the songs on this album are the kind that are his favorite to perform – southern twang and classic country.
“The ‘West Album’ contains two of my biggest loves – country and western music. It will have the tales and topics that have been the lifeblood of country music since the beginning.”
Watch the video for “Our Home” here!
Finally, the North Album will be released in the fall. This album will contain many of Kissel’s greatest hits performed live, as it shows his passion for performing.
“I love to entertain. The stages and crowds have always given me a massive burst of energy, and the ‘North Album’ will revisit live versions of some of my biggest hits and crowd favorites.”
Kissel has become one of Canada’s most beloved entertainers while also making a name for himself in the United States. In 2020 when the world was on pause, Kissel pushed the gas pedal as he contributed several hit songs and won his 22nd CCMA in 2021 and his 3rd JUNO award (equivalent to the American Grammy). He has toured with Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley, sold out stadiums, racked up multiple Top 10 singles on the Canadian Billboard country charts, and so much more.
Growing up on a cattle ranch that has been in his family for over 100 years, Brett knows what it’s like to eat, sleep, and breathe the country lifestyle and draws similar topics into his music, such as hard work, family values, and having a good time.
“I hope that throughout the year 2023, my fans – old and new – get a 365-degree view of me, my life, and my music. I can’t wait to embark on the journey with them.”
For more information about Brett Kissel, visit his website and follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
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