Rising pop artist, Bronze Avery has released his intimate new single “SOFTSHELL“, taken from his upcoming debut album, SOFTMETAL, out November 17th. The delicate and relatable new track is about putting your walls back up after you’ve been hurt. Listen to it now below.
Of the song, Bronze Avery explained, “The title of ‘SOFTSHELL’ symbolizes the layer underneath the metal armor which is why it sequentially comes directly after the title track. I feel like songs can manifest things in a way, so I don’t like to write songs where I show actual weakness unless there’s a victorious spin on the end. I think this was the only song that was created in an actual recording studio. Robyn De’llunto, who helped me write and produce my song ‘Messy,’ has a magical way of getting me to sing melodies and say things that I would always be too scared to try. I remember her showing me these amazing drums she had put together, but her computer was overloading within the first 10 minutes of making the song. She sent me the drums and I took over the production and scratched a quick verse.”
“SOFTSHELL” arrives just after “OVER (AND OVER)”, “SAY GOODNIGHT” and “FIGURE IT OUT”, all taken from the upcoming debut album. SOFTMETAL is an emotional and honest debut that is as fun and danceable as it is soul-baring. Capturing a newfound level of confidence in Bronze’s artistry, SOFTMETAL share the often-harsh realities of modern romance while giving us a way to dance through any feelings and reminding us that it’s as beautiful to let people into your life as it is to also give them the ability to walk out. Like Bronze, who can’t be put any particular box, SOFTMETAL embraces genrelessness.
Abandoning the typical stereotypes placed on LGBTQ people of color, who can be pigeonholed into either playing to a wholesome facade or going full raunch, Bronze brandishes authenticity that reflects his identity alongside undeniable sensuality to leave his mark on culture, inspiring individuality in others with music that soundtracks the queer experience.