ROCK NYC - Live Performance Review + Song Write Up - November 2020
"With her affable personality, she was shining like the accomplished songstress she is, despite the absence of her usual 4-to-9-piece band, blending a classic pop sound with an alt-soul sound embodied by her great pipes, going from sweet heights to beautiful darkness with an effortless virtuosity..her too-short set was filled with such dynamism, liveliness, and passion that it made me impatient to see her on a larger stage… after the pandemic."
LA WEEKLY - Music Video Review - July 2020
"Blending alternative hip-hop with progressive pop and a healthy dollop of nu-soul, Brenda Carsey is nothing if not a genre-bender. New single “Scroll Click” is a perfect example of this...she raps, parodying the modern social media age. It’s the sort of commentary we need, a reminder that life doesn’t take place on our phones."
WE WRITE ABOUT MUSIC - Single Review - July 2020
"...the lyrics are really what hits home the most. With this song hitting the right person’s ears and getting shared, I can definitely see this one coming up on the radio. On its surface it feels like a fun track...but when you dig into the lyrics and themes, it becomes so much more...we really enjoyed the track and it immediately went onto all of our summer playlists."
CULTURE COLLIDE - Album Review - April 2020
"Brenda Carsey delivers beautiful vocal performance on her new album, Sirens... behind the hustle, bustle, and hard work is a talented and soulful artist that puts her heart into not only every event she produces, but her music. Above it all, she is an artist... Carsey ends her album on a high note..."
VISIONQUEST SOUND - Single Review - April 2020
"“Sirens” is a true sonic journey to a sphere of mist and echoes."
INTERLOCUTOR - Interview - July 2019
“I have always been fascinated with humans and the mind, community and groups, the ability to change and improve, the concept of awareness and consciousness, and the concept of challenge. So naturally these topics find their way into my art, whether through my music or my events.”
BUZZ MUSIC - Album Review - June 2019
"Brenda Carsey exudes confident vulnerability with “Stuck On You” , an emotionally convicted delivery and inspiring performance."
TASCAM - Interview and Artist Feature - February 2019
"Singer-songwriter Brenda Carsey‘s musical and life partner Will Munroe had been experiencing a recurring dream of playing piano outdoors to honor nature’s most beautiful spaces. In October 2018, the pair turned that dream into reality, transporting an acoustic baby grand to Arizona’s Moran Point, which offers a stunning vista of the Grand Canyon."
VOYAGE LA - Interview - September 2018
"...focus on inclusion, community, self-expression, and a deep passion for music and multi-media art forms."
HIGH VOLTAGE - Music Video Premier - May 2018
"Raw. No blemish covered, no wrinkle pressed out, no hair combed, no post color tricks, no shadows hidden. Just raw…a song from her 2017 release Solitary Refinement and not one without greater than average significance…It’s an intensely sharp narrative and the truth isn’t always pretty but sometimes you just have to say 'no more.'"
BUZZBANDS LA - Music Video Premier - November 2017
"Brenda Carsey is an L.A.-based singer-songwriter whose soulful pop is often as startlingly forthright as it is effortlessly melodious...The new video for the haunting, string-drenched ballad... [is] a potent reminder that communication — the honest kind — is often the light."
BUZZBANDS LA - Echo Park Rising Festival - August 2017
"There was another nightcap set to be found next door, where singer-keyboardist Brenda Carsey raised her clarion voice."
IMPOSE MAGAZINE - Music Video Premier - June 2017
"It’s a song about freedom, breaking away from expending energy where we need not. The video reflects that ideal, outstanding in its ability to really address the subject manner in a stunning and simple way."
ATWOOD MAGAZINE - Single Premier - May 2017
"...vibrant lyricism and graceful piano melodies, introducing herself with a sound that may well lend her the title of “the female Billy Joel”...a middle finger to the facelessness of our capitalist society. Carsey breaks from the herd, addressing the decline in virtue, morality and human decency that leads corporations to treat humans like sheep, rather than people...She has found her voice and her place, and now there’s nothing stopping her from following her dreams. She may not have intended it, but Brenda Carsey is an inspiration."