U.K. singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bruno Major reveals his new single “We Were Never Really Friends” and an accompanying visualizer. He also announces a run of international tour dates spanning the rest of the year. Tickets go on sale on May 12th and may be purchased here: https://brunomajor.com/
“We Were Never Really Friends” marks Bruno’s first release since his album ‘To Let a Good Thing Die’ in 2020. The track opens as a gentle piano ballad, nothing more than his plaintive vocals and the instrument—and then the drums come in and the song explodes open as he sings of the heartfelt blurring of friendship and romance and its inevitable messy aftermath. It’s a classic rock song, in the vein of McCartney and Lennon (complete with guitar solo), and it’s studded with eye-catching details and frank emotions, like a crashed Mercedes and an unreturned plea to come home.
“‘We Were Never Really Friends’ paints a picture of the blurry line between friends and lovers,” Bruno explains. “Ostensibly lamenting the loss of a good friend, until the ultimate realization arrives that it was always something more.”
Marking a triumphant return to the stage after his 2020 tour was canceled due to COVID, Bruno will kick off an expansive headlining tour in Tokyo on August 8th, making his way through major cities in Southeast Asia before heading back to the United States.
Upcoming South East Asia Tour Dates:
August 13 – Bangkok, Thailand – Voice Space
August 15 – Manila, Philippines – Samsung Performing Arts Theater
August 17 – Singapore, Singapore – Capitol Theatre
August 19 – Jakarta, Indonesia – GBK Basketball Hall
August 20 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Zepp Kuala Lumpur
No stranger to the South East Asia audience, Bruno’s music has a huge following in this region and his top 10 most streamed countries are Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, India, Vietnam and Thailand.