Lonely The Brave are heading towards the release of their new album What We Do To Feel at full pace with the release of two more tracks, “Victim” and “The Bear“. The follow-up to 2021’s The Hope List, which was the first record to feature vocalist Jack Bennett, it is a record that finds them settled even more into who they want to be. Atmospheric, stirring and complex, it is British rock at its most touching and tender. An antidote to a world that can be so cruel sometimes, and a reminder to enjoy the little things that life throws at us the most, it’s a timely record. The campaign kicked off with “The Lens“, but now we have two more tracks to indulge in.
In many ways, “Victim” and “The Bear” show off the two sides of the coin that make up Lonely The Brave. “Victim” feels like dark clouds slowly making their way across the sky, rough and raw. Rumbling along at a gorgeously affecting pace, it is forward-thinking in all the best ways. Jack states that the song is for, “Those times when you feel like the world is against you”.
Whilst “The Bear” is all the more glacial and tender. A softly spiralling album closer, it is sparse in the most beautiful ways. Building to a kaleidoscopic and spine-tingling conclusion, it is going to have you teary-eyed before you know it. Guitarist Mark Trotter states the song “alludes to discussion around the anxiety and fear associated with potential loss of a loved one, and the release of *that* emotion when that comes good”, which you can feel in abundance.
Together the songs deliver a short and swift taste of an album that is sure to become a special one for so many. Varied, textured and deeply emotional, Lonely The Brave are continuing to show why they are such a beloved group. Long may that continue.
Feb. 07 – Brighton, UK @ Chalk
Feb. 08 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Feb. 09 – Cardiff, UK @ The Globe
Feb. 10 – London, UK @ Garage
Feb. 14 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Feb. 15 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
Feb. 16 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
Feb. 17 – Newcastle, UK @ Cluny
Feb. 29 – Cambridge, UK @ J2