Citizen Bravo is Matt Brennan, a dual citizen of Canada and Scotland. Born in Nova Scotia and raised in New Brunswick, he immigrated to Scotland in the 2000s and was a founding member of indie pop group Zoey Van Goey.
Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian produced the band’s debut single, and the group released two well received albums on Chemikal Underground Records before disbanding in 2012. Citizen Bravo marks Brennan's first outing as a solo artist.
Citizen Bravo's debut album, Build A Thing Of Beauty, was recorded with help from members of Frightened Rabbit, Modern Studies, and Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra. Brennan also found inspiration in scavenging and manipulating orphaned samples from antique recording formats and integrating them into his songs. The only physical version of his debut album is an interactive musical sculpture known as the SCI★FI★HI★FI.