The band plot their return with Bruce Springsteen producer
The Bravery have begun work on their second album.
Having played only one UK date this year, the band have linked up with producer Brendan O’Brien for sessions in Atlanta, Georgia.
Speaking to NME.COM, frontman Sam Endicott explained the choice of producer signalled a new approach from the band.
“He’s the champion of rock producers,” said Endicott. “He’s a personal hero of ours. Initially, I was going to do it myself but he’s done Rage Against The Machine and Bruce Springsteen, and you can’t fuck with that.”
With most of the songs begin considered for the record written last year, the singer added that a large part of the writing had been done on the road.
“I wrote a lot on the Depeche Mode tour,” said Endicott. “At first it was really hard, but I got used to it. You’re just crammed into a corner of the bus with a coat over the amp between two people who are trying to sleep.”
With 18 songs in consideration for the album, Endicott added the record will be unlike The Bravery’s self-titled debut.
“It’s pretty different across the board, more eclectic,” he claimed. “There’s dance, rock and slow songs. It’s more organic, less synthetic, with more acoustic instruments. We’re all better musicians now and we play better together.”
The band hope to complete the album this autumn with and plan to release it early next year.