The Brilliance creates art that inspires empathy. Their acoustic-electronic, symphonic-pop songs invite you to step outside yourself; to see the world through the eyes of the other, the stranger, those you may consider your enemy.
The Brilliance recently partnered with World Relief in their initiative to raise awareness for the DACA dreamers, which led to the first album in a series of “Suites”, a set of songs and pieces united by a theme.
The Dreamer Suite was featured on Spotify's New Music Friday and has continued to get featured in Editor's playlists. The Brilliance now has 600k Spotify listeners a month, and The Dreamer Suite has already amassed millions of streams as an independent release.
The Brilliance is made up of life long friends John Arndt and David Gungor. David and his family live in NYC where they attend General Seminary and work at Trinity Grace Tribeca. John Arndt is based in Minneapolis and is a pianist, producer and composer. John has performed all over the world in a wide variety of venues and musical styles. John’s latest feature-length film score for “Long Time Coming: a 1955 Baseball Story” was premiered at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C in 2018.