Today, Broods give fans a taste of their upcoming album by releasing the anthemic first single, “Free,” and premiering the accompanying video. This will be the sophomore album for Broods set to release this summer via Capitol Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.
The New Zealand duo – composed of Georgia Nott and brother Caleb – will once again join Ellie Goulding on the road. Broods will be opening on the West Coast leg of her North American tour, which kicks off tonight in Vancouver, BC at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena. They will be performing some of their new material – including “Free” – while on tour with Goulding.
With “Free” – co-written and co-produced with Joel Little (Lorde, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding), who helmed the band’s debut album – Broods build on the restrained, textural pop of 2014’s Evergreen and amp up the intensity. “Hallelujah, I’m free,” sings Georgia, her voice surrounded by whip-cracked beats and an arsenal of pulsing, oceanic synths. While Georgia has grown into a powerful vocalist, Caleb has similarly evolved as a producer. “When we were starting, I had to explain to someone else what it was I wanted to hear,” he says. “Now I can just make those sounds myself.”
According to the duo, “Free” not only signals their continued evolution as a pop act, but also serves as a testament to how much they’ve grown as people. The track is both menacing and liberating—the sound of a band coming into its own. “I didn’t want to just be up there singing about love,” says Georgia, “I wanted to talk about other things—things that people might really be going through, the kinds of things you face when it’s not just about being a kid anymore and having fun. I wanted to make great pop songs that also feel just a little more mature.”
Broods Canadian Dates 4/1 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
*Supporting Ellie Goulding