Review: Broods – ‘Free’


Retains the moodiness of their debut album, but amps it up to 11.

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Opening with singer Georgia Nott’s vocals – noticeably fiercer than on the previous album – and the lyric “I’d lose everything / So I can sing / Hallelujah I’m free / I’m free, I’m free / I’m free, I’m free”, the music kicks just as hard, with a clap like the cracking of a whip to kick it off. From this start it’s evident that the duo¬†are moving away from the slightly ethereal, softer sound that permeated their debut, but retaining the moodiness. Comparisons to Scottish-electro trio CHVRCHES’ sophomore work may be forthcoming. The same defiant attitude that’s to be found on ‘Free’ was present on ‘Leave A Trace’, and Lauren Mayberry’s vocals had also strengthened. These comparisons are no bad thing, and the track distinguishes itself through the intoxicating, body-moving production of brother Caleb.

‘Free’ is out now via Polydor Records.


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