Moonface – “Heartbreaking Bravery”
By: Tori Miner
Heartbreaking is definitely an apt term to describe “Heartbreaking Bravery” by Moonface. Every song sings pain loud and clear. With dark melodies, darker words, and haunting instrumentals, this is a good album to listen to when you’re in a contemplative mood. You know the mood where you think seriously about your life and plan out your future. This is definitely a soundtrack for your mental breakthroughs.
The cool thing about Moonface is though that there is no constant for his music. He hasn’t always sounded dark, and he hasn’t even always had full instrumentation. Moonface is actually just a man named Spencer Krug and whatever collaborative project he may be in at the time is what Moonface becomes. His other projects thus far have involved marimbas and organ music, so where Krug is going to go is always a mystery. This time around he partnered with Siinai and together they created “Heartbreaking Bravery.”
The entire album as a whole is really what makes “Heartbreaking Bravey” the wonder that it is. If you take the songs apart and listen to them separately, they are still sound, but together they create something so much better. Flowing one into another, you hear the story as it was meant to be told. Several songs do stand well on their own, though, such as “Yesterday’s Fire,” “Quickfire I Tried,” and “Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips.” Also, if you’re not looking strictly for FCC clean materal, “Headed for the Door” is phenomenal.
Moonface never ceases to surprise, and “Heartbreaking Bravery” is no exception. While the album in itself is not incredibly diverse, Moonface’s discography is all over the place and has a lot of very different music. So chances are if you didn’t like this album, you’d probably like one of his others. But chances are you are going to like this album, perhaps even love it. “Heartbreaking Bravery” made a Moonface fan out of me, and I’m sure it’ll make one of you, too.
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