Singer-songwriter David Gungor and composer John Arndt are The Brilliance, a talented duo making themselves known on the indie-pop scene thanks to a distinctive sound that artfully blends structured acoustic components with creative electronics.
The Brilliance play a symphonic pop containing a graceful hybrid of retro and contemporary nuances, a sound that has struck a chord all over the world. Their over 300,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and various tracks individually exceeding one million streams are proof that listeners like their eclectic creativity.
The Brilliance recently released the album “Suite No. 2, World Keeps Spinning“, backed by their fifth and latest single, “Must Admit“.
“Must Admit” is a formidable example of the musical poetry this duo can create. They deconstruct key elements of symphonic pop to then reshape them in the context of the song’s theme and skillfully reassemble them into an organic, engaging unity.
As always when we write about music of formidable quality, like “Must Admit“, the instinct’d be to write torrents of words to describe each beautiful detail, the fullness of the musical delivery, the depth of involvement in the sound spectrum. Words that’d never be able to fully do justice to the artistry of such a work.
The suggestion is therefore as simple as obvious. Listen to “Must Admit“, without filters or preconceptions, and let it flow through you. It didn’t disappoint us in the least.