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Take the journey that is BRUME’s “Lament”

I know when I press play on a song and electricity shoots through my nerves to gather strength at the base of my neck that I’ve found something special and meaningful to me. BRUME‘s track “Lament,” which we’re premiering here today, is buzzing at my nape as I write this. They take avant garde influences and meld them with doom to create music with depth and sincere heft. Vocalist Susie McMullan says their music “is non-fiction,” and you can hear the emotional truth behind it – her stunning voice soars over an epic sonic landscape and peels back the layers we build up around us. “Lament” is off their forthcoming album Rabbits, coming out November 22nd from Magnetic Eye Records (pre-order here). Right now, listen to this pantheon of sound below…

Lament is a very personal song for me. It was the first piece of music I wrote after my dad passed away and was the first song we pulled together for Rabbits. I had listened to Radiohead nonstop at that time and knew I wanted to write a record that didn’t sound like another Sabbath/doom album. It needed to be dynamic, unexpected and was always clearly destined to be sad and introspective, and really set the tone for the rest of the record. The lyrics come from a poem my wife wrote, and I couldn’t be more proud and in love.

– Jamie McCathie, guitar

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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