BRUX - I'm Back
13 Jul 2018
Stepping out of the shadows and into a universe of punchy kick drums and mischievous vocals, Sydney's BRUX today delivers her debut single, "I'm Back". BRUX's meticulous sound design builds into a weaving rollercoaster of jarring bass and sharp rhymes on the club-ready electronic single, the first in a procession of etcetc releases.
"I'm Back" swirls around deep techno-laced beats and synthesisers, to create a turbulent force of brooding rhythms. Alongside the dichotomised and inverted vocals that dance between dark and light, BRUX presents "I'm Back" as a sonic feast that draws us deep into its wayward world of mystic energy and abrasive emotion, that one cannot help but succumb to. Appearing on the artwork is a 3D rendering of BRUX reimagined as The Empress, a tarot card often associated with feminine power and creative energy, that translates directly to "I'm Back", as explained by BRUX herself.
"I wanted to demonstrate role reversal in the way that women are sexualised as objects and talked about crudely by men in a lot of today’s music...I did the same, but from a woman’s perspective."
A heavyweight in throwing down deep club beats, BRUX heads to Berlin this September, representing Australia as one of 61 music makers worldwide to be selected to attend the 20th Anniversary of Red Bull Music Academy. Every year, the Academy receives thousands of applications from artists hailing from around the world. Historically, the artist behind her persona heralds glowing songwriting credits on records by Madeaux, Flight Facilities and The Aston Shuffle.
Already added to triple j Unearthed radio and spun on Home & Hosed, BRUX officially emerges today as a triple threat, empress of all sound elements, songwriting, vocals, and production via analog synthesizers. "I'm Back" is just the beginning of BRUX's realm, an equally intimidating as alluring musical confrontation fate, materialism and the pursuit of pleasure, all to a sound you can get down to.