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Brutal Romantic

Brooke Fraser

Brutal Romantic

Brooke Fraser

$21.99

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Brooke Fraser's fourth album Brutal Romantic was produced in London by David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything, Marina and the Diamonds) and Fraser. Recorded in London via songwriting sojourns in Stockholm, Los Angeles, New York and on the Island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, this new collection of songs sees Brooke venturing to new musical territory with electronic flavoured, sonically daring tracks wrapped around her trademark beautiful vocals and pop melodies.

Brooke's return to the musical world was heralded by fans when she dropped tastemaker track 'Psychosocial' and its accompanying video, which have received rave reviews from The Line of Best Fit, Clash, Renowned for Sound, Wonderland Magazine, Life Without Andy and many more! Along with 'Psychosocial', first single 'Kings + Queens' has been sent to radio and is set to become a hit in the vein of Fraser's hit "Something in the Water", which became Fraser's first global smash.

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About "Brutal Romantic"

Brooke Fraser's fourth album Brutal Romantic was produced in London by David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything, Marina and the Diamonds) and Fraser. Recorded in London via songwriting sojourns in Stockholm, Los Angeles, New York and on the Island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, this new collection of songs sees Brooke venturing to new musical territory with electronic flavoured, sonically daring tracks wrapped around her trademark beautiful vocals and pop melodies.

Brooke's return to the musical world was heralded by fans when she dropped tastemaker track 'Psychosocial' and its accompanying video, which have received rave reviews from The Line of Best Fit, Clash, Renowned for Sound, Wonderland Magazine, Life Without Andy and many more! Along with 'Psychosocial', first single 'Kings + Queens' has been sent to radio and is set to become a hit in the vein of Fraser's hit "Something in the Water", which became Fraser's first global smash.
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Something new
5 stars By G. Chapman, Dec 10 2014
Another amazing album from Brooke Fraser. 
My whole family have listened to it so much that we can all sing along.
A must have in any ones music collection.
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4 stars By Timothy Yap, Dec 09 2014
"Brutal Romantic" is Fraser's philosophical treatise set to music.  On these 10 newly written cuts we hear meandering through a labyrinth of life's knotty issues, such as the triviality in our relationships, the rustle between life and death, the worth of human life, the tyranny of the new media and so forth.  Waxing poetic, Fraser is also not afraid to weave abstract concepts and metaphors into her work that forms a tapestry that needs to be carefully appreciated.  And she's not afraid also to mine the depths of the languages; not only has she incorporated French phrases but she is the only song writer in recent years to use the words like "tableu vivants" and "epaulettes" in her lyrics.  Thus, the meaning of the songs would be lost if you treat this album just as elevator muzak. This album, like rich poetry, needs to be ruminated, pondered, analyzed and appreciated.
For those who have acquainted themselves with the acoustic-folk styling of Fraser over her last triumvirate of releases will be surprised to hear the album's opening track and teaser song "Psychosocial."  A song shrouded in heavy electric drum beats and a highly computerized distorted vocals of Fraser, "Psychosocial" which deals with the abuse of the Internet, presents a more mechanical side of Fraser than we are used to.  
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Unexpectedly Brilliant
5 stars By Emily, Dec 01 2014
I wasn't expecting to like this album but I do. It is a departure from Fraser's previous indie pop albums but it is still very much true to her style. The Bond-esque title track is stunning and I think that the addition of electronic elements somehow enhances her melodies and vocals. My advice to Brooke Fraser fans who are not fans of the change in style is this: listen to the second half of the album. It contains several gorgeous songs that are the beautifully orchestrated masterpieces you expect from Fraser.
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  • Catalogue Code 417950
  • Product Code 0888750262929
  • EAN 0888750262929
  • UPC 888750262929
  • Tracks 10
  • Department Music
  • Category Pop Rock
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Sony Music Entertainment
  • Release Date Nov 2014
  • Sales Rank #28748
  • Dimensions 125 x 149 x 10 mm
  • Weight 0.083kg

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