Lonely The Brave drop their new album What We Do To Feel and sharing its lead single ‘The Lens’.
In a world that can so often feel conflicted, out of control and lacking in logic it has become harder and harder to make space for things that really matter. As Lonely The Brave set about the process of writing what would be their fourth studio album What We Do To Feel – out 10th November via Easy Life – it became clear that the importance to them of life’s more quietly spoken moments would be a central focus. What We Do To Feel uses the band’s great power for emotional, sky-scraping melodies to strip away the wood in order to see the trees.
What We Do To Feel is also an album of hope, hardship, hurdles and gratitude, and looks to give genuine purpose to normality. It reiterates that the things we care about and the things we put our time into make us who we are, and so when the album process became the first time the band had been so separate from each other, the ethos was to wrench as much joy from those moments as possible. It also allowed the band the chance to step away and view their work with a wider lens, active in its creation but following rather than forcing it to become something it didn’t want to.
Guitarist Mark Trotter comments: “You can plan it out as much as you want, but you’re just along for the ride. That’s the most exciting part, seeing what it decided to be. With this album, we’re certainly more mature as people and as a band. That makes sense with everything that has happened since our last one.”
Singer Jack Bennett continues about new single ‘The Lens’, saying it “is a track about the way we value each other. It’s different for everyone and we each have a unique perspective towards the world.”
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Where 2021’s resurgent third album The Hope List brought with it a resounding optimism under the threat of internal and external pressures, on What We Do To Feel the band invoke something grand yet intimate, overtly powerful yet deeply personal, fuelled by care, clarity and consideration for ourselves and each other.
In understanding that worlds and lives aren’t always defined by seismic shifts but instead through the celebration of everyday victories, something can be created that is greater than the sum of its parts. Lonely The Brave made their name as masters of being able to reach inside and snatch experiences that feel universal, and with What We Do To Feel they emerge skilled in translating the minutiae of everyday life into lasting moments of communal joy.
What We Do To Feel Tracklist
1. Long Way
2. The Lens
3. Our Sketch Out
5. Colour Me Sad
6. The Ramp
7. In The Well
10. The Bear