Indianapolis-based singer-songwriter Brett Wiscons will release the first single from his upcoming EP The Heineken Sessions on Thursday, October 1. “Don’t Be The One,” a duet featuring Anne Balbo of local Indianapolis band Zanna-Doo, will be available for digital download beginning October 1. The full EP, to be released Friday, November 6, and can be pre-ordered through September 30 at brettwiscons.com.
Wiscons, a graduate of Plymouth High School said, “I wrote “Don’t be the One” in June of last year after my wife and I got into a little argument. As a songwriter, I decided to go to the extreme and try and capture what it would have been like to lose her. I immediately thought of Anne to sing on it. It wasn’t a true duet until we got into the studio and started playing around with the tune. Once we decided to feature Anne in the intro, the song took shape from there and I felt like we really had a song that had universal appeal.”
The Heineken Sessions was recorded in South Carolina and is produced by two-time GRAMMY Award winning producer, guitarist and songwriter Mark Bryan, a founding member of Hootie & The Blowfish. Additional tracks include “Side Stage,” “Lovin’ You,” Until I Think About You,” and acoustic versions of both “Lovin’ You” and “Don’t Be The One.” Wiscons successfully funded the new EP via Kickstarter as well as a private pledge from Heineken USA.
For more information and to download Wiscons’ music, visit brettwiscons.com.
About Brett Wiscons
Brett M. Wiscons is an Indiana-based author and musician. In 2013, he self-published the first installment in a series of books starring fictional private eye Bear Whitman in the debut novel Friend or Foe?, and has since released Searching for Sara Caruso (2014) and Turn Three (2015) as part of the series. In addition to writing, he is a founding member of two premier live acts in Indianapolis. Leaving a lucrative sales job to follow his passion for music, Wiscons formed rock band Great Scott!, which just celebrated 10 years with a headlining show at the Vogue Theatre, and acoustic duo The Michaels. Wiscons’ musical influences range from Hootie & The Blowfish to Pearl Jam, and he has shared the stage with national recording artists Zac Brown Band and Katy Perry. Wiscons funded his second solo EP, 33, in just 33 days via Kickstarter. He and his wife reside in Indianapolis.