David Bronson | The Long Lost

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The Long Lost

by David Bronson

"David Bronson is an NYC based singer-songwriter ... (who) shines brilliantly via his gritty, gruff musical creations that recall the likes of Neil Young and Iron & Wine." - Middle Boop Mag
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1. The Lost
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2. October
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3. Animals
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4. Crooked Trails
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5. Incompetent Assassin
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6. Idols
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7. Living in Name
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8. In a Cave
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9. Once When I Was God
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10. One Simple Myth
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“One of the most unexpected musical gems that I’ve managed to stumble across this year… An absolute fantastic album from start to finish.” - Taken By Sound

“If every other record about a break-up was as uplifting as this, the world would be a far better place.” - Seen It Heard It

“Bronson has it all: the confessional narratives writ larger by dramatic highs and lows… Story would be perfect for a train ride from a failed relationship into a new life.” - My Old Kentucky Blog


Early this year David Bronson released his debut album ‘Story’, the first installment of a deeply cathartic 22 track opus, yet chronologically the second half of his narrative. Prequel, ‘The Long Lost’ is now set for release in September of this year in the U.S. and October in the UK and Europe and promises to draw closure to The Long Lost Story project, completing what is in effect a sonic summation of an emotional development process travelled through by each and every one of us who has loved and lost, and survived.

With a number of years of writing, producing, and recording in NYC as an indie musician with a tight budget, Bronson let nothing get in the way of the album’s large and expressive scope. Beginning with a young man’s loss of hope and identity following the end of first love, a project came to life to continue through the prolonged, arduous, and life-changing journey to re-find them. Originally meant as one record, it became obvious to Bronson that the album represented growth itself: ‘It became a metaphor and conduit for everything I was feeling in my inner life, and I put everything into it,’ he explains. “I indulged myself to get everything the way I wanted; the art of it became the only thing that mattered.”

"The Long Lost is exactly that: a piece of my history, somewhat ancient history actually, but certainly a piece that informed much of my life that followed, in various important ways,” explains Bronson. “This album documents the most difficult period I can remember. There was a lot of darkness, which I think is reflected in the music; both in the lyrics as well as in the makeup of the songs themselves. The title refers, on the one hand, to exactly what was going on; it really is a picture of someone who's almost completely lost.”

The multi-faceted project, however, reveals itself to have numerous levels of meaning, with metaphors in artistic creation. He achieves a long-sightedness beyond the breakup towards a detached retelling as well as an attempt at a self-prescribed 'remedy': “There was another, extremely positive aspect to the whole thing. It was unquestionably during this period of my life that I first found some clear sense of myself as an artist. So amidst all that discomfort I also have this extremely fond memory of being truly, undeniably alive, and moving for the first time very deeply into an area of internal meaning, which was, for me, the first real step toward healing, growing, and becoming an adult. This album, to me, represents the starting point of everything else I've ever wanted to do as an artist.”

You can hear the scope of Bronson’s intense desire to produce a full-bodied exploration of his inner life as the album ranges in influence, from guitar driven rockscapes to raw simplicity, showcasing delicate instrumentation and chord sequencing as well as potent and poignant lyrics. There are numerous influences on the record, from the glossy classicism of Scott Walker, Neil Young and George Harrison, to a looseness and experimentation of modern converts to the folk-rock sound, such as Phosphorescent, Grizzly Bear and Iron & Wine. Growing up on a diet of 70s psychedelia has also lead to progressive fusions on a contemporary American sound, with a garage and pedal steel fuzz.

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