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Bravestation: Deeper Than Oceans

The Toronto sibling duo has just signed to a NYC record label and delivers the goods on this compelling new single that is part '80s electro-pop and part contemporary R&B. The track's slow, sensual vibe mirrors the song's romantic theme.

Bravestation: Deeper Than Oceans

By Kerry Doole

Bravestation - "Deeper Than Oceans (AntiFragile/Culvert Music): For proof that Spotify exposure can lead to a big break, look no further than this Toronto duo, comprising brothers Derek and Devin Wilson. An earlier single was discovered on the streaming service by renowned artist manager Tom Sarig (Lou Reed, Bryan Ferry), who quickly signed Bravestation to his NYC-based label AntiFragile Music (Culvert Music will handle Canadian distribution).


Released this week, this single is the first fruit of that union, and it's a winner. It is a skilfully constructed fusion of '80s synth-pop and contempo R&B stylings elements, with a mix of modern and vintage synthesizers, keyboards and drum machines adding a warm sound.

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The slow and sensual vibe mirrors the song's theme of seduction. Sample lyrics: "you put on a little Marvin Gaye, I like that ..You pour us a little cabernet, I like that." The track was self-produced with help from Paul Vroom at The Pharmacy Studio, then mixed masterfully by Howie Beck (Feist, Charlotte Day Wilson, River Tiber).

The result has significant commercial potential. Expect a few more singles before an album release that as surely will whet our appetite for more.

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