Brutus share new single, ‘Love Won’t Hide The Ugliness’

By Dom Smith
By September 18, 2023 Manchester, News

Almost a year since the release of critically-acclaimed album ‘Unison Life’, the boundary-breaking Belgian trio Brutus today share their new single ‘Love Won’t Hide The Ugliness’. Recorded during the ‘Unison Life’ sessions, but ultimately held back from the final album tracklisting, the band view this single as just as integral to the album as any other track, and are thrilled to finally release this eleventh song to complete the Unison Life cycle.

Vocalist / drummer Stefanie comments, “We are very happy we can release this now, after such a crazy year on the road. “Love Won’t Hide The Ugliness” has always been one of my favourite songs when we were writing the album. The is about how love can cloud judgment and make it difficult to remain impartial. It can cause people to blindly follow others and lose their own sense of beauty. In the worst case, it can lead to self-destruction and damage relationships.”

This new single also celebrates the one year anniversary of the ‘Unison Life’ album, with a new limited vinyl pressing including a ‘Love Won’t Hide The Ugliness’ 7”, available to preorder now:

The B-side of the bonus 7″ vinyl features the Unison Life live show intro. To the band, the live set is just as important as a studio album, which is why ‘IntroVI-4AD’ was created during rehearsals at the 4AD music center in Diksmuide, Belgium.

Stefanie states: “We also often get asked to share the intros from our live shows, and we are thrilled to be able to do so in this way. An intro needs to set the right atmosphere for the show. I wanted to create a dreamy, floaty, hopeful vibe to set our opening track of the first run of shows: Liar.”

The accompanying video for the song Brutus teamed up again with Maximiliaan Dierckx, who also directed and shot the ‘Liar’ video that officially started the ‘Unison Life’ campaign. In the ‘Love Won’t Hide The Ugliness’ video, they create a dreamworld that diverges from the direct and confrontational style of the Unison Life album. The video’s opening scene was shot in Belgium at the Vooruit venue in their hometown of Ghent, where they have already played numerous sold-out shows.

The year 2023 has been very eventful for Brutus. After releasing their third album, ‘Unison Life’, they embarked on a Spring tour that took them to numerous sold-out venues across Europe and the US. In the Summer they also performed at many of the largest festivals in Europe, UK and the US, such as Boston Calling (US), Rock in Park and Ring (DE), Copenhell (DK), Download (UK), 2000Trees (UK), ArctanGent (UK) Pinkpop (NL), Ressurection (ES), Pukkelpop (BE), Rock en Seine (FR), and more.

For the rest of 2023 Brutus are back on the road, with a European tour that includes shows in the Uk, Belgium and Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy, which will take them to a staggering 105 shows for 2023. Additionally, Brutus has just announced new USA headline West-Coast dates for 2024.

UK tour

DEC 07 – Islington Assembly Hall – London (UK)

DEC 08 – Chalk – Brighton (UK)

DEC 10 – Trinity – Bristol (UK)

DEC 11 – Academy 3 – Manchester (UK)

DEC 12 – G2 – Glasgow (UK)

DEC 13 – The Asylum – Birmingham (UK)