Bruno Major announces his second record TO LET A GOOD THING DIE, a beautifully crafted tapestry of stories interwoven with timeless narratives of human relationships, love and heartbreak, and existential musings.
With this in mind, Bruno imbues his craft with contemporary perceptiveness both sonically and lyrically, which ground the record in the present – classic tales for a modern age.
The announcement arrives with the first single from the album, ‘Old Soul’, which reflects on the period of transience and lethargy which often emerges after a relationship has ended, and the acceptance of one’s new reality sets in.
LISTEN TO ‘OLD SOUL’ HERE
Old Soul is an ode to an immediate post break up, self-pitying, stay in for three weeks and eat uber eats three times a day wallow. We’ve all been there! I came up with the main drum beat on an actual drum kit, which was a first for me…and then [co-producer] Phairo and I built the arrangement from there. I wrote this song with Xamvolo in my kitchen – it was originally on guitar, but this version is heavily drum and bass led. It’s a new feeling for me, and I adore it.Bruno Major
The Tom Ewbank directed video for ‘Old Soul’ has also just premiered on YouTube. The video, shot partially on super 8, combines footage from Bruno’s live shows across the world with scenes filmed at London’s EartH, a Hackney venue where he performed two sold-out shows to a combined hometown crowd of 1500 people earlier this year.
Bruno’s stories are drawn just as much from personal experiences as they are from the empathetic – built around snippets of conversation overheard on the street, throw-away words of a lover or friend, literature and films, and all manner of subconscious influences which permeate the everyday. His songs speak all at once to a collective experience, yet resonate with a breadth of intimacy that could convince the listener it was for them alone.
This dedicated approach to sincerity and immediacy in his craft was solidified via his 2017 debut record A SONG FOR EVERY MOON, a year-long project where Bruno wrote, recorded and released a new song every month for one year, reflecting his changing inspiration over the seasons. As listeners tuned in to the ambitious monthly endeavor, A SONG FOR EVERY MOON gathered powerful word-of-mouth momentum, capturing hearts internationally with over 400 million collective streams to date, achieving Gold status for his single ‘Easily’ in the US and Canada, and earning vocal support from Sam Smith, Hailey Beiber, Lianne La Havas, Kourtney Kardashian, Shawn Mendes, and Charlie Puth.
Over the past 18 months, Bruno has toured extensively, embarking on dates through New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Asia, the UK and 3 sold-out tours in the U.S. He made his TV debut on the Late Late Show with James Corden, his festival debut at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, opened for Sam Smith during his European arena tour, and carefully released a string of new tracks.
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The 12-track A Song For Every Moon is a small-hours acoustic gem, showcasing beautifully his serpentine guitar-playing, crooning, careworn vocals and pinpoint ability to nail an emotional truth.Sunday Times Culture
An incredible project…Major opens himself up like few artists are able to do – obviously, the result is stunning.NME
Bruno Major is building momentum with his soulful pop sound… timeless songwriting and intimate lyricism.Pigeons and Planes
The tracks are powerful by themselves, sobering, dusky musings powered largely by scraps of haunting piano and Major’s tremendous vocals.Clash