Bruno Major, the passionate singer-songwriter, has finally wowed us with his highly anticipated album ‘Columbo,’ released through Harbor Artists & Music / AWAL Recording. The album boasts a collection of twelve catchy tracks, showcasing Bruno’s unparalleled talent as a musician and a wordsmith. ‘Columbo’ is an introspective journey that weaves the autobiographical with the observational, making it his most accomplished and honest musical expression to date.
The curtain rises with the album’s opening track, “The Show Must Go On,” a beautiful piano flourish that leads to a gentle guitar strum reminiscent of Neil Young’s classic “Out on the Weekend.” Bruno’s passionate vocal riffs ebb and flow, culminating in a powerful chorus that sets the tone for the rest of the album.
To complement the release of “The Show Must Go On,” Bruno unveiled a music video that focuses on themes of anxiety and public image. The video follows a protagonist who wears a face of happiness when surrounded by friends, but behind closed doors, struggles with a feeling of missing spark. It is a poignant and relevant visual representation of the song’s emotional core.
Prior to the release of ‘Columbo,’ Bruno treated fans to several impressive solos that received critical acclaim. “A Strange Kind Of Beautiful” garnered praise for its introspective and relaxing vibes, while “Tell Her” continued to showcase Bruno’s moody, jazz-influenced musicality. The album’s title track, “Columbo,” was praised for its soothing, sun-soaked melodies, and it even featured Bruno’s 1978 Mercedes 380SL as a special guest star in the accompanying music video. Notably, “We Were Never Really Friends,” the first track released in three years, earned accolades as a classic “spoil-the-friendship” jam with a rousing rock sing-along feel.
Bruno Major’s popularity is undeniable, with over 1.4 billion streams and an average of 2.4 million monthly streams across multiple music platforms. His talent has captured the hearts of audiences around the world, earning recognition from esteemed publications such as Billboard, Rolling Stone, and Hypebeast, among others.
After canceling his 2020 tour due to COVID, Bruno is ready to embark on a grand headlining tour, marking a triumphant return to the stage. The tour will begin in Tokyo on August 8 and will then take him to major cities in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia, before heading to Denver, CO, to launch the North American leg on September 4. Demand for Bruno Major’s shows in Southeast Asia has been overwhelming, leading to sold-out shows in several countries.
‘Columbo’ represents Bruno Major’s evolution as an artist, showing his growth and willingness to explore new musical territories. Written and recorded over the course of a year, the album features collaborations with longtime collaborator Finlay Robson AKA Phairo, who played a key role in defining Bruno’s signature sound.
With heartfelt and substantive lyrics accompanied by soul-stirring melodies, Bruno Major’s ‘Columbo’ is a must-listen for anyone looking for authentic and meaningful musical experiences. This album is an exploration of personal relationships, self-discovery, and the journey of finding inner peace—a testament to Bruno’s dedication to his art and years of hard work.
As ‘Columbo’ took center stage, it was evident that Bruno Major’s unwavering dedication to his craft had paid off. This album stands as a defining moment in his career, cementing his position as an artist who wears his heart on his sleeve, daring to share his vulnerabilities and emotions with the world. It is a triumph, a celebration of art, and a testament to the power of music to touch hearts and souls.
So, put on the show, and let the melodies of ‘Columbo’ take us on a journey of self-reflection and discovery. Bruno Major has truly given us a masterpiece that will captivate listeners for years to come. Don’t miss this musical gem — immerse yourself in the world of ‘Columbo’ today.