Bruno Major Unveils First New Single In Three Years


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(The Oriel Company) Bruno Major reveals his new single "We Were Never Really Friends'' and an accompanying music video via Harbour Artists & Music / AWAL Recordings. He also announces a run of international tour dates spanning the rest of the year.

"We Were Never Really Friends" marks Bruno's first release since his album To Let a Good Thing Die in 2020. The track opens as a gentle piano ballad, nothing more than his plaintive vocals and the instrument-and then the drums come in and the song explodes open as he sings of the heartfelt blurring of friendship and romance and its inevitable messy aftermath. It's a classic rock song, in the vein of McCartney and Lennon (complete with guitar solo), and it's studded with eye-catching details and frank emotions, like a crashed Mercedes and an unreturned plea to come home.

The Kassy Mahea-directed music video for "We Were Never Really Friends" is a dreamlike flashback through the eyes of Bruno. Featuring expansive, coastal Californian landscapes, the cinematic visuals follow the course of a relationship - fraught with overwhelming infatuation followed by an equally spectacular downfall, ending with a vintage Mercedes in flames.

"'We Were Never Really Friends' paints a picture of the blurry line between friends and lovers," Bruno explains. "Ostensibly lamenting the loss of a good friend, until the ultimate realization arrives that it was always something more."

August 8 - Tokyo, Japan - WWW X
August 11 - Seoul, South Korea - YES24 Live Hall
August 13 - Bangkok, Thailand - Voice Space
August 15 - Manila, Philippines - Samsung Performing Arts Theater
August 17 - Singapore, Singapore - Capitol Theatre
August 19 - Jakarta, Indonesia - GBK Basketball Hall
August 20 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Zepp Kuala Lumpur
September 4 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
September 5 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
September 7 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
September 8 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox @ The Market
September 9 - Portland, OR - McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
September 11 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
September 14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
September 15 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
September 16 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
September 18 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
September 19 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
September 20 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
September 22 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
September 23 - Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl
September 25 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
September 26 - Toronto, ON - HISTORY
September 29 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
September 30 - Boston, MA - Roadrunner
October 1 - Washington, DC - The Howard Theatre
November 8 - Cologne, DE - CBE
November 9 - Berlin, DE - Kesselhaus
November 11 - Antwerp, BE - Trix
November 12 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
November 14 - Paris, FR - Le Trabendo
November 17 - Glasgow, UK - Saint Luke's
November 18 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
November 21 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
November 23 - London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town

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