Bathed in the moodsome blue light of the titan Ahoy arena, in the opening minutes of their ASOT 2024 set, Cosmic Gate premiered their new single. The response ‘Brave’ received from the tens of thousands gathered in Rotterdam was greater than even the duo dared hope. 

‘Brave’ represents the first material, post ‘MOSAIIK – Chapters One & Two’ – the twin albums that definitively reset Cosmic Gate’s sonic to something “deeper, more progressive and song-led”. The music that followed was only going to advance that ethic further. The single sees Cosmic Gate in a first-time collaboration with multi-award winning singer/songwriter Christian Burns, but as the three acknowledge, ‘Brave’s creation was not without its own challenges.

Working on something together has been on the cards for quite some time”, says Christian. “It was never about doing a track … but doing the right one though.” “The moment we heard Christian’s ‘Brave’ demo, we knew we’d found the one”, comments Bossi. “The song has a unique atmosphere and, production-wise, I think we knew what we were going to do with it before we’d finished our first listen!” adds Nic.

Solemn and haunting in places, mesmerizing in others, ‘Brave’s powerful draw-you-in nature has a once heard/never forgotten quality. Carried by Christian Burn’s lingering, ethereal delivery, its words convey an equally compelling message. It meditates on the courage needed to dig deep and find enough heart to fight the good fight – whatever form it might take. Cosmic Gate tint ‘Brave’s production with chunky, tribal drums, throbbing bass, haunting horns, lament-laced piano and no end of FX texture. For those in need of a song of salvation, fear not – ‘Brave’s here for you! Find it through all good sales and streaming channels [blackhole.lnk.to/brave] from today, and check Cosmic Gate’s drop it at ASOT 2024 here.

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