A year of reinvention in Braille Face’s ‘Run For Your Life’
A year. A short or long time? Well, I guess you could say that it’s relative to your situation, but waiting a year for Melbourne producer BRAILLE FACE to release something new? That’s definitely a long time. It’s alright though, we forgive him. Not just because his new track ‘Run For Your Life’ is so good; which is a bonus, but because with this past year comes reinvention, creative growth and new sound.
This reinvention, however, does not come with the loss of compositional proficiency and the same delicately poetic lyrics. In fact, these characteristics standout more so. It definitely does come with a subtle vulnerability but explicit passion exhibited through warbling vocals, slow build-ups and lingering harmonies.
However, in saying that, reinvention is great, but old is not always bad. How can it be when ‘Run For Your Life’ was written on a used $200 piano purchased off Gumtree? Braille Face said of this, “It was all out of tune after the move, but the micro-tunes it was producing helped inform this song.”
The track is also harmonious in its ability to combine dark and light. Though dedicated to a serious story of struggle, both inside and out, medicated only by escape and then embrace, the piece is kept surprisingly upbeat by the jazz undertones that dominate the percussion.
This past week has been busy for Braille Face after being included in the lineup for Bigsound in Brisbane. In fact, it seems like the last year has been busy, we’re just hoping that that year of business, and all it has produced, is released for public listening soon. So I have big hopes for Braille Face, and I can’t wait to hear what comes next.