Bruno Major returns with the evocative “We Were Never Really Friends”

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After a three year wait from the release of To Let a Good Thing Die in 2020, British singer-songwriter Bruno Major has returned with the “We Were Never Really Friends” and a spate of international tour dates in 2023, and the promise of more to come this year.

“We Were Never Really Friends” begins as a plaintive, soft-spoken piano ballad before bursting into 60s-imbued tones that recall the best of Lennon and McCartney, and has shades of modern-day contemporaries like The Lemon Twigs and Tobias Jesso Jr. It deftly rides the line between minimalism and maximalism, with echoey harmonies and dueling, delicate guitar leads that interplay with Major’s frank lyricism. He shared the following about the track below:

“‘We Were Never Really Friends’ paints a picture of the blurry line between friends and lovers,” Bruno explains. Ostensibly lamenting the loss of a good friend, until the ultimate realization arrives that it was always something more.”

Listen to the song through its visualizer below, and keep scrolling to see Bruno Major’s tour dates for 2023.

Bruno Major 2023 Tour Dates
August 8 – Tokyo, Japan – WWW X
August 11 – Seoul, South Korea – YES24 Live Hall
August 13 – Bangkok, Thailand – Voice Space
August 15 – Manila, Philippines – Samsung Performing Arts Theater
August 17 – Singapore, Singapore – Capitol Theatre
August 19 – Jakarta, Indonesia – GBK Basketball Hall
August 20 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Zepp Kuala Lumpur
September 4 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
September 5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
September 7 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
September 8 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox @ The Market
September 9 – Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
September 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
September 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
September 15 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
September 16 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
September 18 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
September 19 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
September 20 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
September 22 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
September 23 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
September 25 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
September 26 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY
September 29 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
September 30 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner
October 1 – Washington, DC – The Howard Theatre
November 8 – Cologne, DE – CBE
November 9 – Berlin, DE – Kesselhaus
November 11 – Antwerp, BE – Trix
November 12 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
November 14 – Paris, FR – Le Trabendo
November 17 – Glasgow, UK – Saint Luke’s
November 18 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
November 21 – Dublin, IE – Vicar Street
November 23 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town

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