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“Brother” is an evocative piece of work by the Irish band, Kodaline, comprising four members- Stephen Joseph Garrigan, Vincent Thomas May, Mark Daniel Prendergast, and Jason Matthew Boland. Songwriters Alexander James Davies, Corey James Sanders, and Jonathan Michael Maguire co-wrote the song with Kodaline. The teaser of the song was first shared on twitter a few weeks before the song was officially released in July 2017.
The lyrics in the song are well crafted, reassuring with words of solidarity and the spirit of oneness. Promising to always be there, thinking back of the times spent together, and even while living different lives, there seems to be a longing to get back and pick where they left from. “I’ve got you, brother” keeps repeating through the song.
The video shares a touching story of the deep connection between two young brothers. Opening with burial scenes, showing the younger one, surrounded by people, visibly sad and lost, separated by the death of his elder brother. That night, the younger one senses his presence, as he sees his brother happily playing with him like they used to, and now with a touch of some supernatural powers. They both go to sleep and the following day the young one wakes up missing his brother, and as he is being cared and comforted by his parents he finds his brother watching him as his shadow walks out of their picture. While the video shares a sibling story, the writings are perhaps about a brother-like deep friendship.
Singer Stephen Garrigan’s vocals are harmonious, in sync with the moving vibe of the song. In a world that’s fleeting and not of much depth, Kodaline’s ‘Brother’ taps your heart to the core.
Watch the music video here…
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