Gotee’s newest artist signing, B. Reith (pronounced R ī th), fuses together classic soul with modern hip-hop on his upcoming May 2008 EP The Forecast. Fans can take an early look and listen to B. Reith music by going to www.Gotee.com and checking out the EPK on this Milwaukee-native’s life story.
With five-songs, The Forecast EP merges Brian’s range and depth as a lyricist and musician. From the clever humor of “Go On” in which he explains how to pronounce his name (“It’s messed up when they can’t say your name right, B.Reeth, B.Right naw B.Reith!”) to the compelling message of “Cold World”, in which he pleads “don’t lose yourself in it.” The soulful melodies and rich chord progressions of “Awe-Struck” and “Rain Down” showcase B’s skills as an arranger and a communicator of heartfelt and sophisticated material.
When Gotee founder Toby Mac first heard B. Reith’s music in 2006 he pulled his car over to the side of the road “It’s amazing when God truly gives someone a gift,” says Toby. “Brian is just naturally gifted from God vocally and his lyrics, when they hit tape, they sort of just ease into your heart.”
B. Reith, born Brian Reith, was exposed to music at an early age as his dad owned and operated a recording studio. Brian naturally developed a love of music and was singing on his first commercial at the tender age of five years old. Later as a teenager, he discovered his knack for rhyming.
Brian speaks the relevant dialect of today’s culture, with a hope to address today’s real issues. “My number one passion is to connect with people, to entertain them, to stir up emotion in them, and to challenge them by sharing life from a different perspective. There is something we’re all yearning for. I’m just trying to help direct our attention to it, and music is the most powerful way I know how.”