The Brave Collide is the creative brainchild of Chloë Agnew & Brian McGrane, Chloe having cut her teeth with the hugely popular Celtic Women, and then forging a solo career which has garnered over 20M streams to date, joined forces with singer songwriter and multi-intrumentalist Brian McGrane. The next offering from the pair is ‘FIRE’ an upbeat pop ballad with acoustic folk influences out on April 8th.
Chloë Agnew and Brian McGrane first joined forces in 2017, an era during which releasing covers of popular songs on YouTube had gained significant momentum.
After releasing a well-received cover of Coldplays’ “Everglow”, their strong friendship also lended well to their professional relationship.
One cover turned into many, then in 2021 Agnew and McGrane released their first original track ‘Somebody Just Like You’ (picking up several Spotify editorials, and a performance on The 6 O’Clock Show) which set an official partnership in motion.
Though their individual careers took off down different paths after that first Coldplay cover, they found parallels along their journeys that would keep them aligned in music and in life.
Building a concept around the musical freedom and artistic connection they found when working together felt like the natural way forward for Chloë and Brian, and this eventually paved the way for their new venture, The Brave Collide.
Through a unique writing partnership, Chloë and Brian aspire to reintroduce a simple musical concept to a generation who may have forgotten the power of a performing duo. Drawing inspiration from similar sounds, they throw themselves into a fun and free-flowing creative process to write music that connects with the soul of their listeners.
The unique musical strengths that have brought them both individual success come together now in synergy, and the result is a powerful collision of art that carves its own space in today’s musical climate.
The Brave Collide opens up a new creative avenue for Chloë and Brian to explore together.
The name represents the bravery that comes with stepping out of your comfort zone, taking creative risks, and bearing your soul to your audience in the process. It’s also a nod to the ever-evolving music industry in which artists are forced to take brave leaps into the unknown in order to reap the rewards.
The first release of The Brave Collide is FIRE, an upbeat pop ballad with some acoustic folk influences.
FIRE is co-written by The Brave Collide, Brian McGovern and Eva Campbell during the fun and free-flowing creative process that underpins all that they do, and encapsulates both the sound and the spirit of The Brave Collide.
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