Bravebird

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Bravebird
Studio album by Amel Larrieux
Released January 20, 2004 (2004-01-20)
(see release history)
Recorded 2003
Genre R&B, soul, neo soul, jazz, folk
Label Blisslife
Producer Amel Larrieux, Laru Larrieux, Threadhead, Basho Ink
Amel Larrieux chronology
Infinite Possibilities
(2000)
Bravebird
(2004)
Morning
(2006)
Singles from Bravebird
  1. "For Real"
    Released: 2003
  2. "We Can Be New"
    Released: 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Blender 4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]
Stylus Magazine C+[4]

Bravebird is the second studio album by American R&B-soul singer-songwriter Amel Larrieux, released in the United States on January 20, 2004 by her independent label Blisslife Records. The album features the single "For Real", which reached number forty-five on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming Larrieux's second highest-charting solo single on the chart after 1999's "Get Up".

Album information[edit]

On the significance of the album title and song "Bravebird", Larrieux told Barnes & Noble:

"I read a story in a magazine [about a survivor of female genital mutilation] and wrote about it. I guess it was a gift to her to extol her bravery. [The album title] became appropriate also because true supporters of my music found ways to hear the song before it got on the album. It had been floating around to DJs two years ago. And I do shows and perform the song, so everybody knew it. So I started referring to [my fans] as brave birds when I write messages to them on my web site." It is likely she was referring to Waris Dirie who is the author of Desert Flower. [5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Amel Larrieux and Laru Larrieux.

  1. "For Real" – 3:46
  2. "Bravebird" – 4:48
  3. "Dear to Me" – 4:12
  4. "All I Got" – 3:50
  5. "Beyond" – 3:05
  6. "We Can Be New" – 4:57
  7. "Giving Something Up" – 3:42
  8. "Your Eyes" – 3:30
  9. "Congo" – 4:40
  10. "Sacred" – 3:43
  11. "Say You Want It All" – 4:04
  12. "All I Got2" – 2:48

Japanese edition[edit]

  1. "For Real" – 3:46
  2. "Bravebird" – 4:48
  3. "Dear to Me" – 4:12
  4. "All I Got" – 3:50
  5. "Beyond" – 3:05
  6. "We Can Be New" – 4:57
  7. "Giving Something Up" – 3:42
  8. "Your Eyes" – 3:30
  9. "Congo" – 4:40
  10. "Sacred" – 3:43
  11. "All I Got2" – 2:48
  12. "Just Once" - 3:42
  13. "Say You Want It All" – 4:04

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[6] 166
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[7] 28
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums[7] 5

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label
United States January 20, 2004 Blisslife
Canada
Japan January 21, 2004 Eclectika
United Kingdom January 26, 2004 Blisslife
Australia January 27, 2004
Germany October 19, 2004

References[edit]