Smoke and Mirrors, singer/songwriter, Brett Dennenâ€™s fifth album, is saturated in acoustic folk glory. As Dennen sings â€œSweet Persuasion,â€ it is obvious that the airiness of guitars and the soft rumble and tumble rhythm of drums is carefree and masterfully built. The characteristic of Dennenâ€™s voice is one of an eager uniqueness that rings admirable and comfortably quirky. Smoke and Mirrors is perfect for pleasure-seekers who would easily tailgate for endless summers and longer sandy beach house retreats. â€œWho Am Iâ€ moves with an easy country and western stroll, while the upbeat rock vibe on the fresh reminiscence of â€œWhen We Were Youngâ€ shows off a more mainstream pop side. The lullaby of â€œOnly Want Youâ€ exemplifies a more soothing ode to a singular object of affection. The harmoniousness of â€œDonâ€™t Mess With Karmaâ€ is easy and moves with a nice rhythm. The beauty of Smoke and Mirrors is that there is no sleight of hand as the title may seem to suggest.