Following up the recently enjoyable track “Killer Whale,” “A Brave New World” is another enjoyable psych-rocker from Red Giant Mirage, the project of Perth-based musician Brayden Willmott. The verses — “feel it coming,” — features a heavy, chugging bass line that helps expand into a melodic array of brightly bursting guitars. A trippy guitar solo past the two-minute mark, followed by an equally trip-inducing organ backing, helps ease seamlessly into the conclusion. “A Brave New World” affirms that Red Giant Mirage remains a project that all psych-rock fans should check out.
“This song is influenced by a vintage Sci-fi novel called a Brave New World (Aldous Huxley, 1932),” Willmott writes. “The novel depicts a dystopian society where humans are born into a hierarchy (Alpha, Gamma, Beta). These people are happy to where they are in society with the help of a substance called ‘Soma’.This drug induces bliss with no side effects. The lyrics of my song ‘A Brave New World’ reflects a particular passage where a group of people are blissing out on the drug and feeling a sense of social cohesion.”
“A Brave New World” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2020’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.