Pierce Brothers have just dropped their new single Brother, a crescendo-building indie folk anthem, out today February 12. The final track to be released before they drop their new album, Brother focusses on being away from family, a theme especially present now when so many family and friends are being kept apart as we head into the second year of COVID-19 [Listen: BROTHER]. Brother is accompanied by a light hearted performance based music video, as the band is constantly interrupted by the aforementioned brother intercut with footage from their youth. The single is the last to be released from the Pierce Brothers’ highly anticipated sophomore album, Into The Great Unknown which debuts on March 5, 2021.
Written and performed for years before they finally put it down in the studio, Brother displays the anthemic build and crescendo for which Pierce Brothers have become known during their live performances. Opening with a quiet, verb heavy and overdriven acoustic guitar, the track soon delves through rich harmonies as drums and percussion are slowly introduced throughout the hook-laden chorus. The tune then kicks it into the next gear with the drop of the electric guitar solo before jumping up the octave and galloping out of the gates to the final verse and chorus. Produced by Jan Skubizeski (John Butler, The Cat Empire), mixed by Phil Threfall (Illy, Ed Sheeran), and mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering (The Tesky Brothers, The Cat Empire), Brother is a slow burn anthem that leads to the kind of massive payoff that the Pierce Brothers have dedicated their careers to performing, and will have fans of Lumineers and Mumford and Sons jumping and singing by the final chorus.