BRAVO BONEZ ENLISTS THE HELP OF VOCALIST ALBA ROSE TO BRING HIS LATEST CROSS-CULTURAL, GENRE-DEFYING SINGLE TO LIFE, “TREASON”
For New Zealander Bravo Bonez, mixing and matching genres and sounds is old hat at this point — and with his latest track, “Treason,” featuring Alba Rose, he returns to form as a triple-force in the music industry: producer, composer and singer / songwriter. Indeed, “Treason” is the sort of song that really shouldn’t work on paper, yet miraculously does the entire time one listens. There are so many elements to it, from orchestral violins to jazzy flutes and alt-rock beats to pop-driven synths. But amazing production work aside, what makes the song really come together is the fantastic vocal work of Alba Rose, who Bravo Bonez recruits here to turn the song into one that genuinely sounds like no other. With its infectious lyrics and stand-out arrangement, the single comes off like the melding of a very specific period of time in 1980’s / 1990’s UK music. The closest artist one could say “Treason” sounds like would be Jamiroquai — if he took inspiration from 1990’s J-pop arrangements. Interestingly, Bravo Bonez himself acknowledges that he seeks haikyo of specific sounds, or what the Japanese would call the search for something that time has forgotten or abandoned — in this case, musically. And indeed, as Bravo Bonez himself says, “Treason” is above all a:
“An ode to mid-90s Neo Soul and Acid Jazz, and the UK pop charts of the time.”
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