Victoria based indie/pop electro-duo, LABS, began as an experiment in 2014 between long term collaborators Lindsay Bryan (vocals) and Adam Sutherland (keys and guitar). The intention was to create stock samples for electronic music producers, however, the demos quickly became full songs and thus, LABS was born. They released their debut EP Down in February 2016. "Brave" is the band's followup to their debut single "Down".
Brave was one of the first LABS songs. At one point, I started to doubt the drum production on the track because it was so simple. I went back and recorded live drumming on it. I spent probably 10 hours, only to turn back to the original programmed samples. Sometimes you just get it right the first time.. -Adam
Drawing influence from acts like St. Vincent and Phantogram, the band’s sound contrasts high-fi to lo-fi analog synth and guitar tones, hooky melodic vocals, big drums and rich bass tones.
Brave is the dreamiest song on the EP. It's airy and spacious, yet maintains a dramatic energy that carries the subject matter. I wrote the lyrics about falling into a destructive lifestyle by having an insensitive conscience and calling it bravery. - Lindsay
Listen to "Brave" here: