With the dawn of a new century came the creation of a new band from guitarist Scott Loose, vocalist Michelle Loose, and drummer Trevor Schrotz. Their previous band, Arise From Thorns, released two albums in four years to much critical acclaim but when they felt the need for a change in sound, they also wanted to create a new identity for that sound. And so, BRAVE was born.
In the last twenty years, one oft heard remark from fans and critics alike is that BRAVE cannot be categorized, but the music is consistently phenomenal. Melodic rock, romantic metal, heavy folk, prog, and dozens more descriptive terms have been used over the years, trying to describe the unique sound BRAVE creates. This comes along with comparisons to Nightwish, Evanescence, Queensryche, and Pink Floyd.
Presently, BRAVE is stronger than ever, enjoying a hugely successful 2019 release, the calm | the storm. Their success can be attributed to many things, one of which is a natural chemistry. While Scott and Michelle are siblings, and Michelle and Trevor are married, the chemistry doesn’t end there. Starting in 2002, line-up changes brought in three new members to this BRAVE creation; Suvo Sur on Violin, Matt Kozar on guitar, and Ben Kelly on bass. They have been creating music with the same lineup for 15 years.
Collaboration with Fleesh on "Candle in the Dark"
We are happy to share our collaboration with Brazilian duo Fleesh on the song "Candle in the Dark" which originally appeared on our 2002 album "Searching for the Sun". Here is what Fleesh had to say:
"Today's release is one of the most special ones we've ever done! This version has a very cool history behind it and we'd like to share it with you...
Around 2003, Celo discovered a band called Brave on the internet and he immediately fell in love with their music. Specially with their album called "Searching for the Sun". Back then, Michelle's voice was one of the reasons why he wanted to create a band/project with a female vocalist.
Many years later, between 2018/2019 while chatting to our friend Bruce, we found out that he knew the guys from Brave so he introduced us! So we started talking and we decided to collaborate on something together. So, this is how our version of "Candle in the Dark" was born!"
We'd like to thank Bruce Phillips and FLEESH for putting this together. We hope you enjoy!
You can buy/stream the new version of "Candle in the Dark" here.
The original version of "Candle in the Dark" can be found here.