Track Of The Day: BRYDE – ‘To Be Brave’

After setting up her 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 flitting between London and LA. Exploring themes of independence, liberation, and relationships, her inimitable brand of candid indie rock is realised with mixing help from Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, PJ Harvey, St Vincent), and mastering by Mandy Parnell.

Lyrically, London based Bryde concentrates thematically on life and human interaction, her songwriting persona wears her bruised yet brave heart on her sleeve. Speaking about the track, the Wales-born songwriter says: “’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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Photo Credit: Sarah Howells & Jamie Ahye

Kate Crudgington

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