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After a year-long hiatus, Oakland, Calif. band Bells Atlas return with a wild and colorful video for new single “Be Brave.” Directed by filmmaker Dominic Mercurio, the “Be Brave” video finds Bells Atlas singer Sandra Lawson-Ndu lost and dehydrated in an eerie desert landscape. Powerful and surging, the track’s eclectic beat urges Lawson-Ndu’s warm, soulful vocals as she encounters an odd cast of characters.
“This song, in a way, is a chant and reminder that we have our own set of super powers and a pool of instincts to lean on,” says Lawson-Ndu. “I’ve had instances of loss or fear in my life that hold the kind of weight that, in those exact moments, have felt impossible to navigate out of. At times I’ve felt it’s luck that eventually pulls me out, and in other cases I’ve realized that I’m actually rarely helpless; that just by actively moving through life, I’ve collected survival tools along with a growing sense that I’m not alone. It’s often a wonder to have felt something so strongly, but to eventually make it to the other side and know that you’re ok.”
Watch Bells Atlas’s “Be Brave” video and check out tour dates below.
06.28.18 – Los Angeles @ Los Guapos presents Sunset Sessions
06.30.18 – Oakland, CA @ Redbay Coffee Roastery
07.05.18 – Montreal, QC @ Quai des Brumes
07.07.18 – Toronto, ONT @ Lee’s Place
07.08.18 – Hudson, NY TBA
07.11.18 – Baltimore, MD @ The Crown
07.12.18 – Washington DC @ OTHERFEELS
07.13.18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle
07.14.18 – Brooklyn, NY @ C’mon Everybody