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Branton Colors History With Upcoming Single "Pink Dinosaurs"

Anyone who frequents EEZY SLEEZ will already know BRANTON... but in case you don't.... Branton is the moniker, and middle name, of California-based singer/songwriter, Nickolas Joyce. The 26-year-old indie/alternative pop singer began his vocal journey at 23, all thanks to the Dunning-Kruger effect. After pumping out emotional heavy-hitters in his 2022 freshman EP, “Eggshells", Branton switched-gears, and began writing from a place of fun. “My personality has been described as: the explicit music your parents would let you listen to. Most days, I’m like 12 years old at heart, I wanted to deliver more of that in my music.”

At the end of 2022, a demo for the now fan-favorited “Indiana Jones” was birthed. The demo caught the ear of producer and artist: Luke Atlas, who's best known for his success as the indie juggernaut, Coast Modern, and now, Wet World. Luke helmed the production of “Indiana Jones.” "Indiana Jones,” set the benchmark for Branton's most commercially successful song, and marked the starting point of a wild, fun, musical friendship. The pair have continued working together, with Branton’s lyrics and arrangements coupled with Luke’s productions.

“Pink Dinosaurs” marks Branton’s 10th release, and 6th single. “I did everything they tell you not to do as a songwriter. Not only did I write a love song, but I wrote a love song stuffed with inside jokes.” “I was gifted a chipped, busted-up pink dinosaur earring a year ago by the most special girl I’ve ever met. This girl has been my muse for years; she was the first person to listen to my music back when I was too shy to even tell people I made music (that’s where my middle name, Branton, comes in — secrecy, baby); she’s the only girl I’ve ever told I’ve loved. That pink dino earring goes with me everywhere; I cherish that sucker — in a way, I wanted to give her one back. I typically dislike love songs — they’re often clichéd, or overstated, or bland and generic. My dynamic with this girl has been anything but bland and generic. While most people settle for dinner and a movie, we’d throw paper planes off rooftops, and have food fights, and build secret hideouts. For someone as spontaneous (and maybe even as childish) as I am, I’m also a huge overthinker; it’ll be the death of me. That’s what the song explores: the war between ‘brain versus heart.’ We’ve drifted, and I’ve been afraid of losing pieces of her. “Pink Dinosaurs,” mockingly, pokes fun at all the (sometimes absurd) thoughts that race through one’s mind when they’re still hopelessly in love. Some thoughts make sense, others not so much. The humor is in the: ‘ah f*** it, I love you’ resolution once the heart kicks the brain to the curb.”



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