Made up of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists John Davidson and Jacob Bryant, and drummer Trevor Davis, The Brummies have been playing together in various incarnations since high school. The members count the Beatles, Elton John, ELO, Blitzen Trapper and My Morning Jacket among their influences, but also have an affinity for sweeping film soundtracks, a passion that informs their forthcoming album Eternal Reach.
“We knew we wanted to tell a story with Eternal Reach. It’s very thematic and it sounds like a movie,” says Jacob. “It’s a love story: from meeting the person to the breakup, to that feeling where you think you might die without them, and then the realization that it’s all going to be OK. We thought a lot about that.”
The lead single “Set You Free” best shows off the Brummies’ muscle. Combining a Moog with an arsenal of guitars, the track opens with a heart-pounding bang that the band was adamant about perfecting. “It’s pretty thick with fuzz,” says John. “You can’t play that type of riff with that energy and have it sound puny.”
Listen to “Set You Free” off their upcoming release Eternal Reach available on April 6 below. Click here to pre-order the album and instantly receive the tracks “Norway,” “Take Some Time” and “Set You Free.”
Recorded at Battle Tapes Recording in Nashville with engineer Jeremy Ferguson and co-producer David Hopkins, Eternal Reach now serves as The Brummies’ stunning calling card. Beginning this summer, with appearances at festivals like Bonnaroo and the Sloss Music & Arts Fest in their hometown, they’ll tour the album tirelessly. They’ve already logged countless miles on the road, playing with St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Kacey Musgraves, The Wild Feathers and, this past fall, NeedtoBreathe.