As part of their new project BRONSON, GRAMMY-nominated duo Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight of ODESZA and ARIA-platinum-selling Australian producer Tom Stell of Golden Features have today released their brand new single, ‘DAWN (feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)’.
Pairing the British producer’s moving vocals with cinematic production, the result is an epic seven minute track of melodic electronica. ‘DAWN’ appears as the final track on BRONSON’s self-titled debut album, which is released 7th August on Foreign Family Collective/Ninja Tune.
BRONSON reveal how the soaring track developed: “Creatively, we respect Orlando (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs) so much. When we started the writing process for ‘DAWN’, it was with the intent to fill in the gap of what was missing on the record. We came to him with an initial idea for the track, and in turn, he listened to parts of the record, made sense of its themes both sonically and conceptually and started to write over what became what ‘DAWN’ is now. Not only do the lyrics provide this renewed sense of hope, but his vocals complement the tone and energy of the song perfectly – ‘DAWN’ is a song meant to take you on a journey and explore various concepts and emotions of the record. We couldn’t think of a more fitting song to end the album with.”
‘DAWN’ follows the April release of BRONSON’s debut singles ‘HEART ATTACK (feat. lau.ra)’ and ‘VAULTS’, which offer a taste of the range of sounds featured on the upcoming album. Listen to the previous singles here. The video for ‘HEART ATTACK’ was directed by award-winning Hungarian film-maker Balázs Simon and depicts a dystopian urban landscape following one woman’s journey of self-reliance – a central theme on the album.
Nearly three years in the making and debuting earlier this year, BRONSON was formed through the personal connection that Mills and Knight shared with Stell. Born out of a mutual admiration and a calling to pursue new creative frontiers outside of their respective projects, they created a digital record box of shared sounds sent across time zones and continents through Dropbox files and FaceTime calls. The product of their collective efforts culminated in 2018 when the trio spent a week in the remote region of Berry, Australia, recording what would later become their debut BRONSON album.
The project strikes a balance between emotive instrumentals and melodic vocal tracks and has elements of light versus dark running throughout the 10-track album. In addition to Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, lau.ra (part of experimental rock band Ultraísta alongside Radiohead’s Nigel Godrich) is the vocalist on ‘HEART ATTACK’, while acclaimed US R&B singer Gallant also features on the album on the track ‘KNOW ME’.
BRONSON’s debut album is available to pre-order now. Pre-save digitally and pre-order the physical LP at the official BRONSON store.