LONELY THE BRAVE – THINGS WILL MATTER (2016)
Release Date: 20 May 2016
℗ 2016 Hassle Records
- Wait In The Car
- Black Mire
- What If You Fall In
- Diamond Days
- Play Dead
- Dust & Bones
- Tank Wave
- Strange Like I
- Jaws Of Hell
THINGS WILL MATTER is the Cambridge UKers, LONELY THE BRAVE second album, due to be unleashed on our aural passages on May 20, you may have already heard and seen the released tracks from the album. Black Mire, What If You Fall In, Radar and most recently Rattlesnakes are but a small taste of what you will experience when listening to this album from start to finish.
I would like to mention here that although it is the band’s second album, it is the first album in which second guitarist Ross Smithwick features. This brings a whole new dynamic to the group’s sound and it is obvious that this album sounds different to anything they have done in the past. In saying that, I do believe the Lonely The Brave purists will be won over immediately.
Having toured alongside the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Deftones and playing some of the biggest festivals and stages such as Reading and Leeds, Rock Am Ring, Download and Glastonbury, it has been quite the journey for Lonely The Brave since their debut album THE DAYS WAR released in 2014. You can still clearly hear such influences as Pearl Jam and Jeff Buckley all the way through this sensational piece of work.
A haunting lone guitar introduces THINGS WILL MATTER opening track WAIT IN THE CAR and coupled with the melodious vocal styling of David Jakes, it starts to interweave with your soul. I can’t help but feel as though this is getting you ready for the album they are about to unleash onto you. It is like a silent madness.
And it turns out I am right. Track after track leaves you wanting more. With standout tracks like Diamond Days and Rattlesnakes, it is just so emotional and amazing, I personally hope they make a trip to Australia so I can experience them live.
I love the dark moodiness of the whole album. Combined with David Jakes vocals, it gives the songs a brutal honesty and rocks you back and forth, on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. From the feeling of despair to the feeling of impending doom.
By the end of the album, you will feel like you have been on a journey you want to relive by listening to every song again.
Congratulations Lonely The Brave, not only have you unintentionally surpassed the last album, you have absolutely knocked it out of the park!