Lt Dan Buckley here with my DJ pick for this week from Brett Newski Jr. When he sent us a copy of the album, he included a vintage Patrick Ewing basketball card in the package. He got my attention, and then I loved this new record.
Newski has certainly kicked his own butt over the past six years, touring infinitely (mostly alone) and wandering down the rabbit hole of anxiety, depression, and wallowing self-doubt. All of these negatives have blossomed into positive creative energy on his third LP Life Upside Down.
“Anxiety can actually be a good thing. If you use it right, that nervous energy can be channeled into motivation or creativity,” explains Newski. “Even the most seemingly confident people have self doubt.”
Listen to “The Aftermath” below and let us know what you think!