The follow-up to 2019's 'A Gaze Among Them' is here with heavy wonder.
Montreal's BIG | BRAVE are no stranger to a meticulous attention to songcraft, as evident in any of their multifaceted compositions. The trio amplify their sound palette even further with their newly announced full-length, Vital, which finds Robin Wattie, Mathieu Ball, and Tasy Hudson at the peak of their creative abilities. Arriving digitally on April 23rd and physically on July 9th via Southern Lord Records, Vital explores the subconscious effects of navigating struggles as they pertain to race, gender, and other interpersonal behaviors and bridges said themes with truly crushing sonics. A video for lead single Half Breed transitions audiences into the Vital experience by showcasing a performative action as representation of the damage an external force can have on someone or something.
BIG | BRAVE comment on the video:
"The action of shoveling dirt onto the person, also acts a way to discredit, shame and discriminate the individual. With the victim (on screen), being painfully covered with dirt by the perpetrator (off screen), all we have to witness is the damage done and left behind. We are aware of what is happening, what has happened, but the source is kept anonymous and can easily be missed and overlooked."
Stream Half Breed below and pre-order your digital copy of the record HERE.