It’s New Year’s Eve which is excuse enough for anyone to celebrate, but Perth locals Brufield have their own reasons. Tomorrow they’re going to be releasing their double A-side single Come Back, and Lost was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at what’s in store for this band in 2016.
The concept of the double A-side single was invented by the Beatles way back in the 1960s and has been notably adopted by other greats such as Elvis Presley, Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Rolling Stones. Each side of the vinyl record single was considered to be the “A-side”, and the classic and complimentary sound of the two Come Back singles makes this the perfect format for their release.
The first single is the eponymous “Come Back”. Lead singer Lisa Caulfield brings her sweet, country-inspired vocals in a style reminiscent of 90s pop star Jewel but the thing that really makes this song though are the gorgeous piano harmonies. This is a real put-the-top-down-and-let-your-hair-out track and would be the perfect accompaniment to a summer road trip, driving into the setting sun, singing at the top of your lungs.
Then the sun goes down, and we get to the yin to Come Back’s yang. “Tainted” is a broody break-up song that really showcases Brufield’s versatility as a band. Dark, emotive and filled with soul, where “Come Back” makes you think of lazy summer days, “Tainted” evokes images of howling winds and the rising moon. Both “Come Back” and “Tainted” are powerhouse tracks that show two complimentary stories of love: being left behind by someone, and leaving someone behind yourself.
Brufield will be having their digital release party on 1 January 2016 and everyone is invited! The double A-side single will be available from tomorrow via their website, Spotify, iTunes and Pandora.