Dove encompasses a wide range of musical styles for “Brittle”, beginning with a mellow acoustic fake-out accompanied by the haunting lull of her voice and later rushing through a chorus of teeth-rattling breakcore. She finishes with a shocking electric solo reminiscent of grunge rock of the 80s, right before the acoustic accompaniment returns. The singer uses their platform to challenge what is expected in music and shows this innovation thus in recording.
The talented songbird returns with her first lead single since 2021 with “Brittle.” The songstress bares her soul with her honest lyrics co-written by herself and Liam Hall (more known under the stage name, “grandma”). The two describe a failed unrequited love, touching on a topic known to anyone who has experienced unreciprocated feelings. They demonstrate the feeling of seeing someone you long for date someone else with the analogy of bones breaking away. In addition to collaborating on the heart-wrenching lyrics, the two also collaborate on production. The chorus perfectly encapsulates the main theme of the song, with the lyrics from it found below.
Let go of my hand
Your touch makes my bones
Took me to your girl’s commital
Rip my heart right down the middle
Teaming up with famed director Lazy Eye, the two take to showcasing her vision a la video. The music video takes place on a seemingly abandoned ranch, herself being the only sentient form there. The juxtaposition of traditional farm life with an American flag situated in the background, along with her own alternative style, makes her stand out among lifeless mannequins and teddy bears. The LA-based singer commands attention, characterizing her lyrics through song. These details and so much more can be seen in the video down below:
Dove is not new to the world of music, she’s just getting started. She recently finished up opening for Blaqk Audio and My Chemical Romance on tour and was also spotted for her work playing bass with Yungblud and Death Valley Girls. She is a force to be reckoned with and someone I’m looking forward to seeing more of.