Braille Face’s new single, ‘Because’, is a refined slice of gold
BRAILLE FACE first came into our world with the minor piece of info that in 2015 he wrote an album a month, meaning over 100 songs. So here we are with his latest release ‘Because’ a refined, smoky piece of music that comes along with the announcement of his debut album release Kōya.
It comes as no small surprise that an album is now coming our way from Braille Face (AKA Jordan White), but what will continue to make us all wonder, is how on earth he managed to narrow his Rolodex of songs down to just one album of 12.
‘Because’ is the third taster we have for what to expect from Kōya. It’s very different to ‘Glow’ and ‘Backwards/Medicated’, but the consistency between all the tracks is Braille Face’s voice. It’s emotional, captivating, and somehow both smooth and raspy. This track is certainly something slower, it has a distinct raw edge where the other tracks have been filled with sound, and yet this track is still full in its own way.
The track is full of soft piano, and a pretty neat sound that is reminiscent of a piano accordion. It leaves plenty of room for you to be transported into the cold hard world the lyrics are describing, and yet, the piano alone would fill you with beautiful thoughts of a warm spring day.
Kōya is due out August 31. You can pre-order it now.
Words by Madeline Kilby