It's been two years since we heard new music from the Brutus, the Belgian post-hardcore trio who have won acclaim from the likes of Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Converge's Ben Koller. It's notable that those two famous fans are both drummers since the focal point of Brutus is their drummer Stefanie Mannaerts, a whirlwind time-keeper who also happens to the band's lead vocalist.
On "Dust," the band's first release since 2020 stand-alone single "Sand," Mannaerts' voice shines particularly brightly, rising and falling from a hoarse cry to a soaring croon and hitting many heart-tugging ranges between. Stream the dynamic, post-metal-tinged cut above via the song's visualizer video.
"'Dust' was born out of the frustration of having friends with demands and expectations that were way too high," the band commented in a joint statement. "It's a song about being at breaking point; pissed off about everything and everyone. 'Dust' is honest, direct and unfiltered. It's a very special and personal song for us, which is why we wanted this to be the first new song for people to hear."