Despite putting their album ‘Shadow Offering’ back to June 19th, Montreal based indie trio Braids continue to tease the release, this time with a new video for the track ‘Snow Angel’.
Of the track the band explain, “Snow Angel’ was written in the immediate wake of the 2016 US election, as our collective conscience took a sharp inhale. It’s a diary entry of sorts – a snapshot of the mind grappling with our era’s endless barrage of content and destruction, continents away and close to home. *This* moment, with our world in the midst of a pandemic, is admittedly a new context. But I can’t help but sense the song speaks to feelings many of us are experiencing – uncertainty, angst and a desperate desire to make sense of it all.
For me, it was deeply therapeutic to write and sing this song; saying things out loud can help us to not feel so alone, can help validate our natural fears about the future of our world, and can bring to light some of the hard questions that many of us are asking ourselves. I believe that art can change our relationship to fear. We hope this song can offer you a moment of catharsis and relief, in the same way writing and performing it has for us.”
Full of these sensuous electronics and effusive synths, there’s still something of the post-punk about the guitar textures. Over the top Raphaelle Standell-Preston’s vocal alternately soft and beautiful, spoken, to strident, urgent and demanding. It’s all served up in a melody that gently seduces you.
Check out the accompanying video, here
The Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) produced album, is out on June 19th via Secret City Records.