Artist: Josh Groban
Genre: Pop, classical
Lyrics: Josh Groban, Tawgs Salter Chantal Kreviazuk
Producer: Rob Cavallo
With the first single in his sixth studio album All That Echoes Josh Groban has given us a reason to be brave.
Brave, released on the 18th of December2012 by Reprise, is a song I’ll be listening to for a long, long time till it might quite possibly run out of steam. Then, years later, I’m sure I’ll come back to it. Because it’s a song that feels warm, genuine and filled with heart. Ever felt doubtful? Ever feel like everything is going to fall apart? Listen to this song and watch hope slowly return to you!
A large part of what makes this song reduce you to a mushier, lighter version of yourself is Groban’s vocals. Following the opening beats that are like tiny warm rays that slowly reach you, it starts off gentle before Groban’s voice soars at the chorus! More than Groban’s range, it’s his reach, really. When you close your eyes, you can feel his singing, in the context of the song, convince you and embolden you.
It is a very “popera” track- the term used by The Billboard to describe Groban’s music- as despite the beautifully complex, very classicalchoice and arrangementof instrumentals, the result is delightfully mainstream!Brave is a song that is at its core simple, pure and uplifting!
Verdict : Warm, pure and inspirational ! Listen to this song and watch hope slowly return to you!