Brave Enough

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Brave Enough
Brave Enough - Lindsey Sterling.jpg
Studio album by Lindsey Stirling
Released August 19, 2016 (2016-08-19)
Genre EDM, classical crossover, electro house
Label
Producer RUMORS, Josh Abraham, Nico Stadi, AFSHeeN, Rock Mafia, Zedd, Robert DeLong, Keith Varon, Andrew Goldstein, Marty "Marø" Rod, Oligee, Gladius, Stephen Anderson, SILAS, Vicetone, Nathaniel Motte
Lindsey Stirling chronology
Shatter Me
(2014)
Brave Enough
(2016)
Warmer in the Winter
(2017)
Singles from Brave Enough
  1. "The Arena"
    Released: June 28, 2016
  2. "Something Wild"
    Released: July 15, 2016
  3. "Prism"
    Released: August 5, 2016
  4. "Hold My Heart"
    Released: November 16, 2016
  5. "Love's Just a Feeling"
    Released: March 6, 2017
  6. "Lost Girls"
    Released: May 11, 2017
  7. "Mirage"
    Released: October 11, 2017
  8. "First Light"
    Released: June 28, 2018

Brave Enough is the third studio album by American electronic musician Lindsey Stirling, released independently on the imprint Lindseystomp Records on August 19, 2016. The album features Christina Perri, Dan + Shay, Lecrae, and several other vocalists. The album is composed of six instrumental tracks and eight tracks with featured vocalists.[1]

Singles[edit]

On June 28, 2016, "The Arena", the first single from the album was released.[2] The music video for "The Arena" debuted the same day, with cameo appearances by Chris Pratt, Paul Giamatti, Laura Dern and Sarah Paulson.[3]

On July 15, the second single, "Something Wild" featuring Andrew McMahon was released and the music video was released on August 3. "Something Wild" also features as the ending credits song for the Disney film Pete's Dragon.[4]

On August 6, the third single, "Prism", which was produced by Robert DeLong, was released.

On November 16, the fourth single, "Hold My Heart", was released. The song is also featured in the ending credits of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, as well as the background music for the Huawei P10 commercial.

On March 6, 2017, the fifth single, "Love's Just a Feeling" featuring Rooty was released, with the music video released the same day, with cameo appearances by Liev Schreiber, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Bilson and Emilia Clarke.[5]

"The Arena" and "Don't Let This Feeling Fade" (featuring Rivers Cuomo and Lecrae) were used as official theme songs for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup football tournament.

Commercial reception[edit]

Brave Enough debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart with 49,000 album-equivalent units (including 45,000 in traditional album sales) in its first week, earning Stirling her second top 10 album.[6] This figure marked the largest sales week for a dance/electronic album since Stirling's previous release, Shatter Me, sold 56,000 upon release in 2014.[7] The album also debuted at No. 1 on the Top Classical Albums and Dance/Electronic Albums charts, her third consecutive chart-topper on each tally.[6] Brave Enough won the Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Album in 2017.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[1]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Lost Girls"
AFSHeeN4:35
2."Brave Enough" (featuring Christina Perri)
Varon4:23
3."The Arena"
  • Stirling
  • Peter Anthony Hanna
  • Taylor Bird
RUMORS3:52
4."The Phoenix"
4:04
5."Where Do We Go" (featuring Carah Faye)
  • Abraham
  • Stadi
  • Rock Mafia
4:15
6."Those Days" (featuring Dan + Shay)
  • Stirling
  • Hanna
  • Bird
RUMORS3:50
7."Prism"
DeLong3:32
8."Hold My Heart" (featuring ZZ Ward)
Goldstein3:29
9."Mirage" (featuring Raja Kumari)
  • Stirling
  • Svetha Yallapragada Rao
  • Marty Rod
Marø4:22
10."Don't Let This Feeling Fade" (featuring Rivers Cuomo and Lecrae)
RUMORS3:26
11."First Light"
  • Stirling
  • James Wong
Gladius3:23
12."Love's Just a Feeling" (featuring Rooty)
Zedd3:49
13."Something Wild" (featuring Andrew McMahon)
  • Stirling
  • Andrew McMahon
  • Hanna
  • Bird
  • RUMORS
  • Abraham
  • Stadi
3:44
14."Gavi's Song"
Anderson4:32
Total length:55:21

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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