Brightly is Charlie Gleason, a musician, programmer and computer science dropout. Threading together folk, electronica, and surreptitious recordings of children screaming in airplanes, he began to construct what would become the debut album Beginnings & Endings from the safety of his bedroom.
Armed with his rampant enthusiasm for the internets he built Tweetflight, an interactive Twitter-powered music video for Preflight Nerves, which won a bunch of awards, got a half million views and was featured by Google.
Nicholas Lam, guitarist, and Joshua Barber, drummer, joined in 2012 and everything was great. After touring relentlessly throughout 2013, they released The Greylings EP, a collection of stripped-back and decidedly unelectronic tracks.
And then Charlie relocated to London, England. Splitting their time between the two countries, they wrote and recorded their sophmore record Oh, Infinity, released 2015, before parting ways—because England is really far away.
Once again alone in a bedroom, during a long winter in Reykjavík, Iceland, Charlie wrote his most personal record yet, the crowdfunded LP One For Sorrow, Two For Joy. It was released digitally via Bandcamp, iTunes, and streaming services on June 17th, 2016.