Blessed with a gritty voice and cursed with an angry face, Bright has never been much good with social cues. You don’t have to guess what he’s thinking — ask him, and he’ll tell you in blunt terms.
His music works like that, too. It’s at once startlingly honest and thrillingly oblique. You get the immediate sense that this young man’s mind is wired up a little differently, and that his voice - prodigiously loud when he wants it to be - is there to span the distance, so you can understand him.
As frontman of The Great Enough, he’s been the herald and standard bearer of lush, dance-and-shout inducing alternative rock anthems. In his solo work, he is a little more introspective, a little more relaxed, and a little more comfortable with blemishes.