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David Bronson releases new video in run up to new album ‘The Long Lost’.

David Bronson

NYC based singer / songwriter / producer David Bronson has released a new video for ‘Incompetent Assassin’. From his upcoming album The Long Lost (the second instalment of a double album collective), this understated and delicate song is visualised in an elegant and stylishly shot black and white affair, resulting in a blissful three minutes of cathartic escape.

Early this year David Bronson released his debut album ‘Story’, the first instalment of a deeply personal 22 track opus, yet chronologically the second half of his narrative. Prequel, ‘The Long Lost’ is now set for UK release in October and promises to draw closure to The Long Lost Story project, completing what is in effect a sonic summation of an emotional development process travelled through by each and every one of us who has loved and lost, and survived.

With a number of years of writing, producing, and recording in NYC as an indie musician with a tight budget, Bronson let nothing get in the way of the album’s large and expressive scope. Beginning with a young man’s loss of hope and identity following the end of first love, a project came to life to continue through the prolonged, arduous, and life-changing journey to re-find them. Originally meant as one record, it became obvious to Bronson that the album represented growth itself:

‘It became a metaphor and conduit for everything I was feeling in my inner life, and I put everything into it,’ he explains. “I indulged myself to get everything the way I wanted; the art of it became the only thing that mattered.”

David’s dedication and meticulousness in making his ideas come alive has resulted in emotional and sonic opulence, and rather than being a heavily foreboding or overly moody project, The Long Lost Story is wholly an uplifting affair.

"Letting your mind drift, allowing your thoughts to float into unexpected directions...That’s the effect David Bronson has. ‘Incompetent Assassin’ is blissfully downplayed, with a near Elliot Smith use of twisted silence."

‘What stands is a decent recording from a reflective soul, one who’s purging his innermost feelings for all to see.’
7/10 Drowned in Sound

‘There are dreamlike qualities to several songs and, even without the aid of hallucinogenic substances, you can join David in a world of poetry, imagery and unrequited love.’
No Depression

‘If you like well-produced, catchy, decent guitar playing and solid vocals then you’ll like this. It’s clear that he takes what he does very seriously and puts a lot of thought into things.’
Gold Flake Paint

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