Learning from jazz greats and inspired by his father’s record collection, Brandon Bonine starting writing his own songs at the age of 13, and has now developed a style of songs which are pulsing, melodic, and with an attention to reflective lyrics that are based on life experience. His track ‘Only With You’, was released on March 26, along with a bright and beautiful video.
A native of the Detroit area, Brandon split his time in college between jazz gigs and DJing at parties, and taking inspiration from the likes of Pat Metheny (who he’s been privileged to have studied under), the Avett Brothers, Townes Van Zandt, John Mayer, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
‘Only With You’ is Brandon Bonine’s third single from his as yet to be released debut album, ‘Warranted Worries’. It’s got the mid-western feel of soul, pop-rock sensibilities, emotive songwriting, bluesy guitar, and hip-hop influenced beats. In other words it’s the full package. The song isn’t about finding a particular person, place, or thing, but rather the feeling of euphoria you experience when you find a perfect connection; that certain vibe that every human heart longs for.
For the video, Bonine and long time collaborator Diego Cruz left Michigan for Miami, which stars Brandon and a female lead. The pair are seen walking under palm trees, in the surf, over rocks, and enjoying all that tropical Florida has to offer. The message comes through loud and clear: any beautiful location can be a lovely travel destination – but when you’re with the right person, it’s all the better.