WATCH: Bryde – ‘To Be Brave’

Bryde today reveals the video for new single ‘To Be Brave’. Shot in Dungeness, a place that has held a great deal of fascination for the Welsh artist, she explores themes of retreat and solitude.

“I’m low-grade obsessed with Dungeness. We spent three days moving about and chatting to a handful of residents about their experience of living or growing up in a remarkable landscape such as this and then asked them to feature in the video. There’s a feeling of being a small dot on the horizon here and our aim was to honour the place as much as possible and highlight the striking landmarks and scale of the place while avoiding the clichès that have formed from the lifestyle magazine and fashion shoots that have been there before us.

I also wanted the video to reflect one of it’s subject matters about the way we present our lives via photographs on social media and how edited and selected they are and therefore never an entirely whole picture of reality. Ironically, we got rid of scenes in which I didn’t think I looked particularly attractive. ”

Bryde releases her debut LP Like An Island on the 13th of April via Seahorse Music, a label she set up to publish records by like-minded women to help make them more visible in a male-dominated industry.

Mixed by Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, PJ Harvey and St Vincent), and mastering by Mandy Parnell, it’s a record of catharsis which gives a voice to bad times.

Bryde Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Bryde plays The Cuban Embassy Birmingham on Sun 22nd April 2018. Tickets available here.

Watch the video to ‘To Be Brave’ here: