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.