Bryde Preaches Self-Acceptance On “Silver Suns (divine)”
On January 25th, Welsh singer-songwriter Bryde released her newest single, “Silver Suns (divine).” This ode to self-acceptance pulls from influences like Tori Amos, Cat Power, and Sufjan Stevens, and is centered around an incredible piano motif in 6/4 time. I cannot overstate the strength of the piano on this track. I know it’s just the intro paragraph, but the repetition of this motif is what gives the song its power, and it hits right out of the gate. Now, what about the rest of the song?
The rest of the song is just as incredible. There are atmospheric elements throughout the entire track. They start within the first verse just to round out and give even more depth to the piano motif, and when the drums kick in, I want to weep with joy. By the time the instrumentation reaches its climax, everything feels completely settled in place. That’s not even mentioning Bryde’s voice, which is astounding. Every instrumental piece works in harmony with the production to create one of the best and most unique sounding pieces I’ve heard in this young year. This can be attributed to both Bryde and collaborator Harpal Mudhar, who handled the orchestration.
Lyrically, Bryde asks right from the jump to tell her about “the time you found your voice buried leagues beneath the sea,” which is a gorgeous image. It doesn’t stop there, either. The title itself is an image that most people don’t think of, but that’s because it seems to be how Bryde is referring to the moon. My only piece of evidence for this claim is the single’s artwork, but I choose to call the moon a silver sun from now on. There’s even a Run The Jewels reference in the second verse, and everything about this song is just phenomenal.
Check out “Silver Suns (divine)” below, and let us know what you think of Bryde! I’m surprised at myself for not paying attention to her earlier, but better late than never, right?