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‘To Let A Good Thing Die’ sticks to the subject of love, but it is not all sonnets and amorous declarations
When I first heard the title of Bruno Major’s sophomore album, To Let A Good Thing Die, images of James Bond title sequences and voyages on the Caspian Sea came to mind. Instead I was greeted with saccharine lyrics and gentle basslines.
Bruno Major’s music is a joyful mix of R&B, jazz with alternative sounds. The album opens with the rhythmic Old Soul, which just begs you to sway and snap your fingers. After the relative success of his first album, A Song For Every Moon, Major has maintained the soulful music and relatable lyrics while being more adventurous with the production and alternative sounds. Tapestry and Regent’s Park are such songs with a fun, joyful tone to them, brought along by the production.
Major seems to stick to the topic that fascinates him the most – love. However, it is not all sonnets and declarations of love, as Major shows he has bite with lyrics like, “No one wants to hear a song about the b*tch that broke my heart”. The album is littered with mesmerising moments with songs such as Nothing and Old-Fashioned. Major paints an intimate image of being in love with lyrics such as “Tracksuits and red wine, movies for two” and, “It’s a cliché or so I’m told to give your jacket up to someone when it’s cold”. Major’s falsetto seems to perfectly emote the feeling of being in love. ..