It’s been a busy year for London-based, Welsh-born musician Bryde. After setting up her own label Seahorse Music to publish records by like-minded women and help make them more visible in a male-dominated industry, Bryde finished up her debut LP Like An Island, while flitting between London and LA. Exploring themes of independence, liberation, and relationships, her candid indie rock sound were fully fleshed out with mixing help from Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, PJ Harvey, St Vincent) and mastering by Mandy Parnell.
Lyrically, Bryde concentrates on life and human interaction, her songwriting persona wears her heart on her sleeve and new single ‘To Be Brave’ showcases this open attitude. Speaking about the track, the songwriter explains: “’To Be Brave’ was written as kind of a soft squeeze of the hand to many friends who have, like me, been through many a dark period and put on a brave face and just got on with it. It’s a comment about how we all live out certain episodes of our lives in such a public setting these days that I feel we almost edit them to appear flawless, nothing but smiles.”
We’re big supporters of Bryde’s bravery and can’t wait to hear her EP Like An Island when it comes out on 13th April. Listen to ‘To Be Brave’ below, and pre-order your copy of her EP here.
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