Cheatin’ Heart – Brett Staska (Digital 45 Review)

Written By: Caleb Turner

Edited by: Spencer Kilpatrick

 

“His latest single “Cheatin’ Heart” perfectly showcases songwriting ability while maintaining a tasteful simplicity that is ever present in the ocean environment. 

 

A Florida-based wave rider complete with a bolo tie and three piece suit, who would have thunk?

This countryfied surfer combines toe-riding and twang to achieve a sound unique to the South Eastern coast of Florida in which he calls home. Supported by both Stoke Surfboards and Vans, Brett Staska has found a niche as a bonafide songwriter and waterman.

His latest single “Cheatin’ Heart” perfectly showcases songwriting ability while maintaining a tasteful simplicity that is ever present in the ocean environment.

Half a decade since the release of ‘‘No Worries’, an EP composed of four beautifully crafted acoustic lullabies, Staska has shown no signs of stagnation.  In 2017 he pushed out two hoppin’ surf rock blues tracks under a release named ‘Gimmie Gimmie. Three years later ‘Love/Time’ dropped, a culmination of dedication and the willingness to transition into a more mature sound.

Complete with tasty licks, steel guitar, and elegant songwriting Brett Staska has slammed it out of the park with his latest two songs “Cheatin’ Heart” and “Still On My Mind”. Unforgivingly, Staska has yet again forced his listeners to grow with him. Combined with the release of two new music videos, these songs are sure to catch the attention of his ever-growing fanbase. On his current trajectory we’ll definitely be seeing Brett Staska on concert calendars around the country…give this cat a follow and stay up to date!

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Recorded by Efrain Chura at Aymara Studios in Loxahatchee, FL. Mixed by Chris Denny at Casa Flamigo in West Palm Beach, FL. Mastered by Amir Tal in Jupiter, FL.

Brett Staska – Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Chris Denny – Drums, Keys
Jy-Perry Banks – Pedal Steel
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