[premiere] rob bravery shares sultry cut, ‘you take half’

Niall Flynn /
Jul 28, 2016 / Music

Following the release of 2015’s superb Esque, Rob Bravery is back with You Take Half, the titular first release from his brand new EP.

The track is a sultry, impending cut, which sees the Bristolian singer-songwriter documenting his early struggles.

‘You Take Half is a song about the depreciation of an art form, in this case, the song as a medium in the wake of the digital revolution’ he asserts.

I guess it’s me trying to reassert some sense of power and control by cynically addressing some of the compromises new writers and artists are facing.’

Co-produced by Liam Howe (of Sneaker Pimps), the track is a slow-building, electronica-fused confessional, echoing Massive Attack and fellow Bristolians, Portishead. Described as a ‘sonic reference for point for the project as a whole’, You Take Half signals a new age for Bravery. It’s individual, focused and manages to capture the internalised contemplating of the artist in a manner that isn’t just accessible, but gorgeously so.

It’s a brave approach, but a timely one. Here is a musician who has truly found his voice, and sound.

Words by Niall Flynn

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