Brave Ones make a statement!
Brave Ones are back with another headbanger anthem, and it seems that they are making a big splash with their single “Alive”. Let me start by giving some information about Brave Ones, before we get into the song.
Brave Ones, are an Alternative Hard Rock/Metal band from Somerset. They’ve played some pretty big shows in their time and have recently caught the attention of none other than the BBC. They’ve been featured on BBC Radio 1 Introducing Rock, and BBC Introducing South West, so they’re definitely attracting eyeballs and ears. So let’s get into the song.
Instantly there’s some sort of effect on the vocals, I’m not sure of the technical name of it but it’s basically like hearing music through an old telephone. It sounds really cool and isn’t an effect that’s used much nowadays. There’s no slow starts either, it’s straight into this rap style flow which is accompanied by what I think is some sort of synth? It gives me Linkin Park ft Jay Z vibes. Combining two different styles and backgrounds of music into one track, a great way to also introduce fans of those two genres to the band and their music!
Straight away you can feel that Brave Ones are building up to something big from the moment the song starts. It’s fast, it’s energetic and it’s exciting. You’re not sure what they’re building up to, but it’s going to be big! Around the 30 second mark, the rest of the band come into play and the intensity increases. You’re still not sure what’s coming, but now that the rest of the band are involved, it’s going to be huge.
All of a sudden, the band drops out for a few seconds before exploding back into the uplifting and awesome chorus. This is what the band have been building you up for from the first second, and now that it’s here, it’s everything you’ve wanted, and more. You don’t want it to end. I didn’t want it to end. I can definitely see why these guys have caught the eye of mainstream radio.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I loaded up this track on Spotify. I had seen several videos of people going wild at Brave Ones’ shows. I had seen the raving reviews about them and their music, however I feared that this would be a genre that I wouldn’t enjoy. But it really was an awesome track and it feels fresh reviewing something that is from a genre I don’t really dive into too much.
Stay wild Brave Ones. Hope to catch you soon and congratulations on the radio play!
Written by Jack Saunders
Frazer Mitchell - Producer, DJ, and Events Coordinator at Antix Music Network