Brian Olson Makes a Resounding Comeback with Empowering Rock Anthem: “Press On”

After a significant break dedicated to raising his two incredible daughters, Brian Olson makes a powerful comeback to his true passion – creating music. His latest masterpiece, “Press On,” bursts forth as an invigorating rock anthem infused with infectious hooks, soul-stirring melodies, and heartfelt lyrics. Brian wholeheartedly believes that this anthem holds the capacity to ignite inspiration within those facing stress, pursuing their dreams, and wrestling with the fear of stepping outside their comfort zones.

Brian’s musical virtuosity takes center stage as he expertly handles all instruments on the track, with the exception of drums and bass guitar. For the drums, Brian painstakingly programmed them before enlisting the talents of a skilled studio drummer to bring them to life. Similarly, when initially conceiving the song without a bass guitar, Brian resourcefully employed a MIDI keyboard. Later, during the recording process, he teamed up with a seasoned session bass player to enrich the song’s texture.

Hailing from his early days of playing guitar as a child, Brian’s profound love for music flourished while nurturing his daughters. Now, wholeheartedly immersed in his musical journey once more, he draws inspiration from legendary bands like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Van Halen, The Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, and Foo Fighters. This amalgamation culminates in a potent and dynamic rock anthem that leaves a resounding impact.

The genesis of “Press On” originated from a song creation challenge hosted by the esteemed platinum-winning producer/engineer, Bradley Denniston. This intense challenge pushed Brian to craft the track within strict deadlines while balancing a full-time job – a testament to his unyielding determination.

While predominantly recorded in Brian’s warm and inviting home studio, “Press On” proudly features additional contributions from adept studio musicians based at Radium Records in Hollywood, CA.  At the core of this single lies the theme of conquering high-pressure situations and prevailing over the sense of stagnation. The song delivers a resolute message, urging listeners to direct their focus towards actionable solutions rather than becoming fixated on the hurdles before them.

Throughout the recording process, a whimsical incident unfolded when Brian’s drums seemed to march to their own beat on the challenge’s final day. Despite his earnest efforts to rectify the situation, the beat assumed an amusing chaos, impacting his chances of securing victory in the challenge. “Whatever you focus on expands, so focus on one thing you can do right now that could make the situation better,” Brian advises. If you concentrate on the problem, you will get more problems; if you concentrate on the answer, you will get more solutions.”

“Press On” marks Brian Olson’s triumphant return to the limelight, epitomizing his unwavering passion and talent in creating commanding music that deeply resonates with audiences. As he continues to craft soul-stirring melodies, his message of perseverance and embracing solutions illuminates a path of inspiration for all who listen.

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