Following the storming success of their recent singles “Technicolor” and “Desolation,” Brisbane five-piece The Brave are celebrating the release of their second full-length album, Aura, out today via UNFD.The record serves up moody, genre-bending metalcore, doused in weight and is an expansive album that deals with some weighty questions. With today’s release, The Brave continue to cement themselves as one of the most forward-thinking and exciting bands in the current heavy music landscape.
In addition to today’s album release, the band has dropped the music video for album track “Burn.”“This is a song that deals with loss, whether that’s the loss of a relationship, or the death of a person,” Vocalist Nathan Toussaint shares. “For us, it touches on dealing with the situation of a person close to us who was going through some incredibly tough times with a family member. As the song came together we tried not to be too obvious in what the lyrics were about, and opted for a more overarching theme of loss and learning to let go.”
Aura is a bold snapshot of a band seeking to use the simple power of music to move people. Threaded throughout are themes of change, love and loss. From the raging urgency of “Above The Clouds,” to the swirling guitars and melodic vocals on “Ethereal,” Aura is a bold and delicate blenddescribed by Hysteria Magazine as “gritty, vulnerable and full of visceral emotion.” Toussaint explains that The Brave wanted to celebrate the spirit of connection on their anticipated second album.
“We all believe in auras, whether it be the auras that surround the people we meet during our travels, or the ones surrounding the places we visit either on tour or in our personal lives. It’s these same auras that draw us back to these places we visit or allow us to develop relationships with new people we meet and connect with along the way. The same applies to the music we write and the aura that it carries with it,” he says.