• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | Big|Brave, Of this Ilk


Toch wel een openbaring voor mij, deze Big|Brave. Hun loodzware, repeitieve 'sounds' werken intens hypnotiserend en van de stem van Wattie krijg ik de 'creeps'. Wanneer het nummer plots lijkt afgelopen, besluipt mij tijdens de 'stilte' een uiterst ongemakkelijk gevoel ... en dan gaat het dreunen verder. Om compleet knetter van te worden.

Vital verschijnt op 23 april via Southern Lord Records.

Luister ook naar: Half Breed

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About the new song and video, which originally premiered via Roadburn Festival's digital edition, Roadburn Redux, vocalist Robin Wattie comments,"This video and song is an ode to those that understand this all too well, all too deeply. There is a silent form of suffering that most do not share. It is a private shame that is very public. The percentage of the global population that take these painstaking, costly efforts in whitening, or rather more aptly, bleaching their skin is higher than a lot would understand, let alone, would ever consider. There is a billion dollar industry in injectables and cream-like products containing harsh and even life-threatening chemicals to lighten, clarify, and whiten one’s skin. This video is an ode to my younger self, and to all the other children, teens and adults of the past, present and future that have used bleach in every way possible, that withdrew from the sun, used clothespins on their nose, scraped their skin raw, buying every product available, in trying every means they can think of to achieve this exclusive coveted lightness, whiteness."

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