Long before social distancing became a part of our lexicon, Bruno Major had self-quarantine on the brain. As he was creating music for his upcoming sophomore album, To Let A Good Thing Die – a melodic tapestry woven with themes of "human relationships, love/heartbreak, and existential musings" – he began to recall "the period of transience and lethargy that often emerges after a relationship has ended." In other words, staying at home and allowing time to emotionally heal after a breakup. His new song "Old Soul" was created with these thoughts in mind.
Co-written with XamVolo and co-produced by Phairo, the title alludes to Bruno's go-to form of music therapy, old soul records. With liquid vocals that melt over a smooth combination of keys, percussion and a swanky electric guitar, the artist bares his soul to an old flame, singing, "I’ll cut straight to what I want to say to you / I’ve got so much time and not a lot to do." He expounds on the song's concept, explaining that it's "an ode to an immediate post break up, self-pitying, stay in for three weeks and eat Uber Eats three times a day wallow. We’ve all been there!"
"Old Soul" is our first listen of To Let A Good Thing Die, and we certainly hope to hear more before the album drops on June 5th. In the meantime, scroll down to get lost in Bruno's nostalgic tune and watch the Tom Ewbank-directed visuals for a peek into the creative process. The song is currently available for purchase, as are tickets for his North American tour this fall.
Bruno Major 2020 Fall Tour Dates:
Friday, Sept 25 – Oakland, California – Fox Theater
Saturday, Sept 26 – Los Angeles, California – The Novo
Monday, Oct 5 – Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
Thursday, Oct 8 – Toronto, Ontario – Queen Elizabeth Theater
Saturday, Oct 10 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Sunday, Oct 11 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club (early / late)
Friday, Oct 16 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Sunday, Oct 18 – Houston, TX – White Oak
Monday, Oct 19 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
Tuesday, Oct 20 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall