New England up-and-comers The Brazen Youth, ahead of a promising early 2018 tour, recently released a new live session video of their single “Figure in the Field.” Simple yet inspired, the video gives refreshing early winter vibes that are perfect for this time of year. Filmed as a scoping, single panoramic shot, it’s visually stunning: simple yet well-thought-out, smooth, yet not plain. It’s enjoyable to watch, as the various angles complement the music it showcases. Much like their 2016 full length debut, The Ever Dying Bristlecone Man, with this musical and visual feat, The Brazen Youth prove that they are a force to be reckoned with on the music scene, and one not to be easily forgotten.
Musically, The Brazen Youth’s newest pieces cater to every audience. But in “Figure In the Field,” they truly hone in on some of the strengths of their quirky brand of alternative. By getting down to what the music is really about – just the band, the instruments, and the emotion behind it – The Brazen Youth easily draws parallels to big names such as Modest Mouse or even Kings of Leon. In what are easily the best few moments of the track and accompanying video, a successively more and more ernest instrumental gives way to a gentle crooning, attesting to modern love and its aches. It’s natural, even almost effortless, how well the song resolves, and it shows a true craftsmanship that calls for serious appreciation.
As a whole, the understated nature of the video and “Figure in the Field” is frankly great. The band gives all that they have at face value. It’s obvious that they don’t emulate or pretend to fit any one ideal; their work is just about making music that’s simply enjoyable. From the makeshift quilt window covers to the paintings displayed to the genuine expressions of the band’s musicians, their newest video release is down to earth in an immensely respectable way that’s even eminent in the song itself. Not one to gloss over, the track offers opportunity for reflection and end of year celebration alike.
The Brazen Youth will be kicking off 2018 with a tour you won’t want to miss out on! Tickets can be found here.
By: Molly McCaul