Josh Groban 'Brave' Song Premiere: Listen here!
Lead single "Brave," which you can hear in the player above, is the latest example of Groban's continued move toward more guitar-based, rhythmic arrangements - the kind he's been trying out on tour for years to surprise his fans. "We wanted the song to have an intensity and an urgency, even if they're in more of a traditional style vocally," Groban says. "The goal was to try and bridge those two worlds."
Co-written with longtime songwriting partner Tawgs Salter ("You Are Loved"), "Brave" also marks Groban's first collaboration with Canadian singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk. "We've always been sniffing around for the right thing to do," Groban says of his friend of many years. "Tawgs and I wrote this melody and she was in the forefront of my mind, so we gave her a couple of ideas and she just flew with it. Tawgs had been playing this riff on a guitar while I was playing on the piano and the first thing I started singing was 'Wake up, wake up.' So from the get-go we felt this was a song about rejuvenation."
Groban recorded over 25 songs for "All That Echoes," which will feature original songs like the Lester Mendez-assisted "False Alarms," which Groban says was initially written for "Illuminations" but "it just wasn't the right situation." Appropriately, the song is about "being in a relationship where you realize that you're doing all the jumping around and need to be a little more zen about letting the right thing come to you." The set will also feature covers of Stevie Wonder's "I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)," Jimmy Webb's "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" and The Swell Season's "Falling Slowly" from the movie and Broadway musical "Once."
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