Braille Face’s ‘Leave Your Heart’ deals with the fallout from Trump

In 2017, multi-instrumentalist BRAILLE FACE (AKA Jordan White) split his time between his Melbourne home, visits to Japan, and a month of writing in Gotye’s home studio in New York City. The result is confident new track ‘Leave Your Heart’, a genre-bending examination of where we are at in this wild political time, and where we could go.

Bathed in lush strings and a foreboding drumbeat, Braille Face takes the listener on a rollercoaster of energy on ‘Leave Your Heart’. With two parallel storylines, he explores both a romantic relationship and a societal conflict, asking, “I’m only human, what’s your excuse?” Sonically and lyrically, the track creates a confused, oppressive atmosphere as he explores our uncertain future.

“I started writing the song while I was in New York in 2016,” explains White. “It was just before Trump was elected and there was a thick atmosphere that was hovering over the city. I felt like I needed to document the hysteria. So the song is about trying to work out how we can retain some kind of humility and compassion at a time when we have given that all up.  How do we remain compassionate in what are mostly un-compassionate times?”

With ‘Leave Your Heart’, Braille Face expertly extends a personal narrative into something bigger. Its a mature, sophisticated cut that doesn’t mess around. It doesn’t hurt that the track pulls you in from the first second, either.

Image: Supplied

Words by Molly McLaughlin

LISTEN TO MORE NEW MUSIC HERE

SEE MORE

BRAILLE FACE TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH DANCE-FUELED NEW INGLE ‘FARAWAY’

A YEAR OF REINVENTION IN BRAILLE FACE’S ‘RUN FOR YOUR LIFE’

BRAILLE FACE’S NEW SINGLE ‘BECAUSE’ IS A REFINED SLICE OF GOLD

About:

The first album Molly ever purchased was Avril Lavigne’s pioneering 2002 debut, ‘Let Go’. She stands by that decision.