Brutus have shared a beautiful new single, What Have We Done, and accompanying live video.
Taken from the Belgian trio’s upcoming album Unison Life (due out on October 21 via Hassle Records / Sargent House), the band share that this single was significant to their creativity when making the LP.
“What Have We Done started with just the guitar, the Moog synth – playing the bassline – and one verse of the lyrics,” explains vocalist and drummer Stefanie Mannaerts. “But we felt this was something special that we needed to take the time to get right. When we continued working on this song, there was this unspoken pressure to go further musically, dig deeper and go the extra mile to finish the track.
“For some reason, this new piece of music felt like both a turning point and an intersection. In our history of being a band, this feeling came only a few times before, with the songs Bearclaws, Justice de Julia II and War. Key songs such as these are challenging, but also feel like coming home at the same time. They define who you are as a band.
“The song embodies what was going on at the time of writing, in the middle of the pandemic. It is about suffering for too long and you have had enough. The verse echoes the mutual feeling we sometimes have as humans with too much going on in our heads and getting stuck in the same loop.”
Check it out below: