The Brave Don't Run

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The Brave Don't Run
Midnight Youth The Brave Dont Run.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 27, 2009
Midnight Youth chronology
The Brave Don't Run
World Comes Calling
Singles from The Brave Don't Run
  1. "The Letter"
    Released: 20 October 2008[1]
  2. "All On Our Own"
    Released: April 2009
  3. "Learning to Fall"
    Released: June 2009
  4. "Cavalry"
    Released: 14 September 2009[2]
  5. "Golden Love"
    Released: 14 December 2009[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
NZ Herald3/5 stars[4] stars[5]

The Brave Don't Run is the debut album of rock band Midnight Youth, released on April 27, 2009 through Warner Music. The album debuted at number two on the New Zealand Album Chart on May 3, 2009, The album features two gold singles in NZ, featuring "The Letter" & "All On Our Own".[6]


The album was recorded in studios in New York and Auckland.


  • "The Letter": In October 2008, the first single to be lifted off the album was released. The single performed well on the radio and television and eventually reached #20 on the New Zealand Singles Chart.[7]
  • "All On Our Own": In March 2009, the album's second single was released and debuted on the New Zealand Singles Chart at #18. It has currently peaked at #6 on the chart.[8]
  • "Learning To Fall": In June 2009, the third single was released. It has yet to chart. Bass player Matt Warman insisted this song was going to be a hit but was proven wrong by chart placings and radio airtime.[9]
  • "Cavalry": In October 2009, the fourth single was released.
  • "Golden Love": is the 5th single from the album

Track listing[edit]

2."All On Our Own"3:45
3."Dead Flowers"3:53
4."The Letter"3:34
5."Learning to Fall"3:49
8."Golden Love"4:01
9."Lonely Homes"4:40

Album artwork[edit]

The Brave Don't Run album artwork was illustrated by Sam Yong. The album art is inspired by different elements from the songs within the album, but mainly the title track "Cavalry". The cover is a homage to the painting of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David.


Album Chart Peak
Certification Sales
New Zealand Album Chart 2 Platinum 15,000+[10]
Australian Album Chart 83 - -


  1. ^ "The Letter - Single". iTunes Store. Retrieved 28 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Cavalry (Radio Edit) - Single". iTunes Store. Retrieved 28 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Golden Love - Single". iTunes Store. Retrieved 28 January 2010.
  4. ^ Kara, Scott (6 May 2009). "Midnight Youth - The Brave Don't Run". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  5. ^ Schulz, Chris (7 May 2009). "CD review: The Brave Don't Run - Midnight Youth". Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  6. ^ Steffen Hung. "Midnight Youth - The Brave Don't Run". Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Midnight Youth - The Letter". Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Midnight Youth - All On Our Own". Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  9. ^ [1] Archived December 30, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "RIANZ Chart Facts". RIANZ. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011.