As we get closer and closer to Brutus’ new album ‘Unison Life’, the band have shared one more beautiful taster from it.
Brutus’ new album ‘Unison Life’ is just a few weeks away now, and they are upping the ante in preparation.
They have shared a new track, and it shows off a different side of the band’s raw approach to music.
It’s called ‘What Have We Done’ and is a ballad of sorts, slow-burning and beautifully delicate.
Though it builds and builds into a crescendo of ethereal awe that will have the hair on the back of your neck standing on end.
Vocalist/drummer Stefanie Mannaerts had this to say about its creation:
‘What Have We Done’ started with just the guitar, the Moog synth (playing the bassline), and one verse of the lyrics. But we felt this was something special that we needed to take the time to get right. When we continued working on this song, there was this unspoken pressure to go further musically, dig deeper and go the extra mile to finish the track.”
For some reason, this new piece of music felt like both a turning point and an intersection. In our history of being a band, this feeling came only a few times before, with the songs ‘Bearclaws’, ‘Justice de Julia II’ and ‘War’. Key songs such as these are challenging, but also feel like coming home at the same time. They define who you are as a band.”
The song embodies what was going on at the time of writing, in the middle of the pandemic. It is about suffering for too long and you have had enough. The verse echoes the mutual feeling we sometimes have as humans with too much going on in our heads and getting stuck in the same loop.”
Here it is:
‘Unison Life’ will be yours on October 21 via Sargent House.
We chatted to the band all about it via Video Call, which you can check out below: