'For the Brave', the latest single release from Plastic Barricades, is a self-described "An ode to the fearless hearts and restless souls". The London-based indie-rock band released the track last month, with their upcoming third album, 'We Stayed Indoors', due for release later this month, having been just announced.
'For The Brave' begins with a mood-setting intro before the tender vocal of Dan Kert is unveiled. The slow tempo of the song belies a rich emotion that is culminated in the chorus as guitars fill the fray to great effect. A truly wondrous track, 'For The Brave' demonstrates both deep and intelligent songwriting.
“For the Brave” celebrates the universal human experience of confronting our fears and refusing to be bound by doubts and insecurities. It is an anthem for those willing to face life head-on, unafraid of failure, and determined to persevere.
'For The Brave' is accompanied by a fascinating music video which was created with the vision of Elina Pasok and the London-based artist Olly Holovchenko. Take a look at their work in action below:
Plastic Barricades is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Dan Kert who utilizes a changing cast of co-musicians to assist with his vision. Mastered at Metropolis Studios by Andy Baldwin (Oasis, Interpol), 'For The Brave' is taken from Plastic Barricade's third album. This new album features several key collaborators: Sheffield-based drummer Chris Barber and Berlin-based singer Aellie Coto, singer-songwriters Luke Joyce (Harsh Winters) and John Sibley (Victory Kicks).
The aforementioned new album, 'We Stayed Indoors', covers a range of personal subjects including mental health, courage, regrets and hope. Kert's writing is nuanced and intriguing; 'For The Brave' serves as a welcome introduction (for us at least) to a focused project that is a triumph both musically and artistically.