Just because it’s October, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the sounds of summer. Canadian indie pop band Brave Shores brings catchy melodies and a sense of warmth to Universal Music in Toronto. Made up of siblings Jay and Stefanie McCarrol, the duo spent the summer working on their first EP, which will drop tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 28.
“Everyone immediately calls it a summer jam. It’s not really a surprise because it was born from summer,” Jay said. “Everything about it is summer.”
It has that kind of innocent, fun feeling, he added.
According to Jay, he has spent the majority of his life writing somber, indie rock music. Brave Shores is a complete 180 from what he’s used to. Though, that somberness can still be heard and seen. When watching the recently-released music video for the song Never Come Down, it seems to show a combination of comedy and sadness underneath the upbeat tempo.
When asked about the video, “I like it when I hear it still evokes a twisted or some angled feeling you get from it because there’s a slight darkness that naturally comes out of our writing,” Jay said.
The duo wants the melding of their sound to be a sense of lightness and darkness. Sunshine and shade, he said.
Jay and Stef first started writing music together when they collaborated on a song for a Bell communications commerical. Which ultimately goes to show you, if it works, keep at it.
Though, the band lives and plays in Canada, they would love to bring their sound to the States. In their words, they are looking for opportunities to tour around the country and you better believe AZ will one of their stops. Lucky for us, they have another music video planned, but for now you can listen to a couple tracks on their Soundcloud page.
Also, be sure to watch their video for Never Come Down below.