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Brooch ‘Broken Glass’

Olivia here. It would be remiss of me to not mention yesterday’s events in London, however it’s not something I want to dwell on, mainly as I don’t feel there is much I can add that hasn’t already been said by others.  It is so important that, above all else, we are kind to each other. That we are kind to the victims and their families by not sharing explicit images of the attack on social media. Kind to the emergency services and hospital staff by not calling 999 in anything other than an emergency. Kind to our Muslim neighbours who may find themselves victims of heightened suspicion and discrimination, which unfortunately always seems to happen after an attack of this nature. I’m going to stop there, before this turns into a public service announcement – after all I am no authority on this kind of thing (one look through your news feed however and I’m sure you’ll find someone who thinks they are). So, today’s Track Of The Day is ‘Broken Glass‘, a pensive little number from Brooch, which is a collaboration featuring Ben Stidworthy from Ought and Mikkel Holm Silkjær from Yung. With string like synths and serpentine guitar riffs in fuzzy distortion, the track is about ‘ambition, love, lust and ultimately endings’ according to Silkjær. Falsetto lyrics float above the muddy soundworld, echoed in the insect-like drones beneath, and given new energy by metallic cymbal crashes and tinny rimshots. Hazy, dark, and meandering, this is the perfect listening for rainy evenings spent indoors. Enjoy.


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