Despite being an avid listener of dance music — mainly with its experimental sub-genres — there's an undeniable quality behind some pop records that I can't skip over.
The new record by BRAEVES provides exactly that. Uplifting melodies underneath the catchy vocals left me hitting play more than once on this, so there was no way this was going to be left out of my constantly growing to-do-list.
"'Bitter Sea' is about being in love with our city, but knowing the more we tried the more we found ourselves forcing something that wasn’t there. It’s a strange thing being so deeply connected to a place and at the same time it feeling so alien to us. We knew even though we love New York leaving was our only way of finding clarity and Brooklyn was personified into a relationship. That being said, it’s the city that will always hold our hearts." ‐ Ryan Colt Levy
I feel completely synonymous with my hometown, and as a fellow transplant from the East Coast living in Los Angeles, there's not much I can say other than best of luck to BRAEVES.