Hints of Richard Swift meets Sondre Lerche (plus maybe a touch of Ed Harcourt) in Broom Cupboard, the new single from Bristolian artist Rob Bravery. Emotionally flipping the listener effortlessly between major and minor discomforts, the track brings out bleak themes from Bravery’s childhood - “mother can you hear me now, I’m really growing up” - and lays them on a bed of strings, synths, and vulnerable vocals in a way that’s strangely uplifting even through the song’s closing tumult.

Broom Cupboard is out on October 16th and is taken from the album is taken from the forthcoming album Esque, out on November 27th, both releases are from Fullfill Records.

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