“Michael and I have always been inspired by film composers like Thomas Newman. As we started The Brevet and writing songs, those influences started coming out. I think that’s why our music has been labeled as ‘Epic Americana’,” says lead vocalist/guitarist Aric Chase Damm of Southern California-based band THE BREVET. Their new EP EMBERS (release date: August 5, 2016) is a perfect representation of that, replete with sweeping orchestral Americana, unforgettable choruses and emotive lyrics that capture and captivate. Preorders for Emberskicked off on Friday here: https://t.co/lHHqZcVmEz just as the band was getting ready to take the stage at Milwaukee’sSummerfest.
Launching with the pastoral “Meet Me in The Night,” Embers is five tracks of gritty vocals, propulsive rhythms and melodies that go on for days, telling stories of love – both lost and gained, which goes along quite well with the title. “Although it is defined as a smoldering fire or a fire on its way out it, we look at embers as the last chance to reignite that fire. To bring it back to life,” adds Michael Jones (backing vocals/piano). “That’s how we define the title and the album track… finding a love that you had not expected, a love that brings your heart back to life.” The soaring ballad “Hold On” is equally as powerful, with Damm explaining, “‘Hold on’ is one track that’s pretty close to my heart. I wrote that song when I was contemplating continuing this career and path with these guys. There is a line in that song ‘hold on to me”‘ and most think it’s meant in a romantic way. That line is meant to literally mean hold on to the pieces that make you you. Don’t lose sight of that.”