Never The Brave are comprised of Kiris, a Latin Grammy-winning writer and composer, and Kingsley, a power baritone vocalist and accomplished performer. They’ve worked in the industry for over a decade separately, writing behind the scenes and also as part of a band.
We caught up with the duo ahead of their jam-packed release schedule over the coming months, whilst catching up with them about the release of their new single Painkillers.
Kingsley initially got introduced into the industry whilst writing with a producer called Grades. Having achieved a fair amount of success in the writing world, this propelled Kingsley into a publishing deal with Warner Chapel.
Kiris, on the other hand, had always known that music was his calling, so for the now Latin Grammy-winning writer and composer, this felt like a choice that had been made for him. However, life is a roller coaster ride, and Kiris openly admits he is no exception to this rule.
“When I got fired from a couple of 9-5 jobs when I was 21 for being “too creatively minded”, I knew that music was definitely my path in life and there was no going back! I started off just playing gigs around London then got asked to direct/ perform in backing bands for different artists and touring.”
The band takes inspiration from themes like overcoming pain and finding hope so this was a natural subject matter for us. Kiris highlights how they have both individually been through various experiences that they’ve drawn upon where they’ve had to overcome challenges in both work and personal life, and that really shines through in their music.
For Kingsley, Painkillers as a song has taught him to be a little bit more brutally honest as an artist. The lyrics