“Snow Angel” is taken from Braids‘s upcoming new album, Shadow Offering, due June 19 on Secret City.
Ok, bummer. Braids had to postpone the release of their upcoming fourth album as well as their UK/Europe tour because of the coronavirus outbreak. After the singles “Young Buck” and “Eclipse (Ashley),” it is useless to say that we were super excited to dive into the 9-track project. Nevermind… We have already waited for 5 years since the release of Deep In The Iris so we can be patient for a few more weeks.
In the meantime, the Calgary trio continues to tease the project. Today, they have returned with a 9-minute long single, “Snow Angel,” in which bandleader Raphaelle Standell-Preston embarks on an apocalyptic and existential rumination. The slow-building track, which was produced by Death Cab For Cutie‘s Chris Walla, was written just after the 2016 US election. But let’s be honest, it takes on a whole new dimension with the world’s current situation. About the track, she explained:
Watch the accompanying Kevan Funk-directed video below.