Track of the Day: Brain Romance “Honest Words” (2019)

Our Track of the Day is a new collaboration by an exciting highly-esteemed Melbourne-based indie folk duo, Brian Campeau and Hannah Cameron.

Melbourne artist Hannah Cameron and Canadian-born Sydney musician Brian Campeau have long shared a mutual admiration and nurturing of one another’s musical journeys. Having released solo albums two and four respectively in 2018; Cameron’s I Lay Where You Lie and Campeau’s BBC 6Music endorsed Old Dog, New Tricks, the full-time friends, part-time collaborators are teaming up for good as brand new outfit, Brain Romance. Conjuring their collective indie-folk mastery, the duo’s debut single ‘Honest Words’ is an immediately arresting refrain and one that is sure to set the tone for what’s to come from this long-awaited dream partnership.

An impeccably poignant first offering, ‘Honest Words’ draws upon the pairs’ equally lauded guitar and vocal skills to deliver an organic indie-folk masterpiece whose exquisite harmonies nestle in comfortably amongst the Simon and Garfunkel era greats. Self-produced and mixed, ‘Honest Words’ was recorded with help from Clio Renner on piano and Tamara Murphy on double bass and mastered by Lachlan Carrick.

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They have some shows coming up to launch the single, so do try and get along to these.

Wednesday 15 May – FolkSwagon, Sydney
Thursday 23 May – The Gasometer Upstairs
Sunday 9 June – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

You can keep up to date with what’s happening on their Facebook page

Bruce Baker

Probably riding my bike, taking photos and/or at a gig. Insta: @bruce_a_baker