Brooding Synth-Pop Makes Sadness Sound Lovely

Auckland brother-sister duo Broods, aka Georgia, 19, and Caleb Nott, 21, “make, ahem, brooding synth-pop that makes sadness sound quite lovely,” according to the Guardian’s Michael Cragg writing for the publication’s “New Music” blog.

Broods emerged at the tail end of last year with the gorgeous swoon of a single, Bridges.

“A plaintive tale of a relationship disintegrating, its lyrical sadness is cocooned in a swarm of distant piano tinkling, stuttering beats and gradually enveloping synths. This knack for making sadness sound crushingly lovely continues on the follow-up single, Never Gonna Change, which is taken from their forthcoming debut EP, due at some point in the next month or so.

“Co-written and co-produced by Joel Little, who worked with Lorde on her Pure Heroine album, Never Gonna Change creeps along moodily over padded beats and off-kilter clicks and creaks. Lyrically, it’s another ode to relationships being quite difficult, as Georgia confirmed to The Fader: ‘I was a little bit annoyed at life cos I got dumped so I had vent to the memo pad on my phone and then Caleb and I made it into something cooler.'”

Original article by Michael Cragg, The Guardian, January 3, 2014.

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