This is a “Turning Point” year for Carl Brister. On the heels of his soulful Uncomplicated Love music video from his debut Soul/Pop album Love+Life= which amassed over 40,000 YouTube views and having had three singles (Pray For Me, Daddy’s Angel, I Yield To Thee) currently in rotation on Music Choice, Carl’s newest video /single Turning Point is helping his fans “find their happy” as they pursue their passions and dreams.
Carl first came to national attention with featured performances on BET, NBC, and more. This Singer/ Songwriter currently describes his genre blending sound as “free music” that combines elements of Soul, R&B, Pop & Dance with heartfelt lyrics of love that touch the soul.With his recent release Carl gave an exclusive performance at Caesar’s Palace in Atlantic City in support of Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Awareness and shared his personal story as a survivor. Carl is also a highly effective educator who has taught mathematics to middle school and elementary students throughout the urban district of Newark, NJ. “I teach my students to use education as a way to follow their dreams. It’s important to show them by continuing to follow mine.”
Author James Legrand (Evolve!) writes, “Carl Brister is great on every album. If you haven’t heard him live though, you are missing out!” Born in Plainfield, NJ and currently residing in West Orange, Carl has been seen on stages in Europe, Africa, The Caribbean, and throughout the United States. “Each time I perform I think about how you never know what this moment can mean to someone. So I give it all I got.”
Carl’s lyrics to his newest single & video Turning Point are true to Carl’s sound. “I write music that’s diverse. It makes you laugh, smile, and think, but it will always have something that makes you feel good.”