zondag 2 juli 2023

Bronco Forte – Druid



Bronco Forte – Druid

They released their self-titled seven track album back in January of this year. And third track of that album is called Druid and has now gotten a video treatment. We’re talking about Bronco Forte from Los Angeles, California, USA. The fourpiece brings you bluesy hardrock and grunge with some stonerrock influences and with a bone-dry delivery and incredibly dusty tones. Powerful stuff!

About the band:

"Bronco Forte is a Los Angeles desert rock / grunge band specializing in heavy riffs, hypnotic rhythms, and melodic hooks. Their doom-laden-guitar-rock approach is influenced by bands like QOTSA, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden and Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats. The band members are seasoned veterans of various rock and doom scenes across the nation, and met up with the aim of delivering stripped-down songs based around unstoppable riffs, delivering cryptic tales of psychedelic dystopia with a sonic mix of sweetness and brutality to satisfy the casual and the discerning listener alike. The name can be interpreted to mean “loud horse” or “strong horse” and points to a connection to the primal beast within, untamed by the shackles of a disintegrating society. Bronco Forte released their self-titled debut mini-album in early 2023, and is currently working on the songs for their next release and booking performances around the southwestern United States."

About the song:

"The remit for Bronco Forte’s song concepts is that the song must describe something that would look good airbrushed on the side of a van. In the case of “Druid”, the song describes an ancient nature wizard perched in the hills overlooking the cities of man, observing the damage that we have done to the world and to ourselves. This figure needs take no action to ensure the downfall of our technological hellscape, instead he (or she) serves as an emblem of nature’s inevitable triumph over humankind’s destructive schemes: “burning towers / mark the hours / until the crows come home.”

About the video:

"The band was very lucky to work with their close friends, co-directors Colin Boroski and Jonty Fine. Jonty captured footage of the band performing near their rehearsal space in the industrial wasteland of Vernon, CA, and Colin paired that footage with evocative and desolate imagery of mankind’s intrusion into the natural world. The contrast provides a visual commentary that parallels the mood and lyrics of the song."





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