“Admiration” By Heather Woods Broderick
Singer/songwriter Heather Woods Broderick has shared “Admiration,” a song off her forthcoming full-length album Labyrinth, available April 7th, 2023, via Western Vinyl. The track was inspired by the simple beats and hooks of ‘90s hip hop, and is embedded with soft synths reminiscent of ‘89-era Phil Collins. Broderick wrote “Admiration” during a trip to her former home in coastal Oregon during the wildfires in 2020, while alone and in an area surrounded by heavy smoke on all sides. “I was scared and missing my partner, not knowing whether I should evacuate or which road I’d have the best chance to get out on,” Broderick explains. “Amidst my fear and feelings of helplessness amplifying the current state of the world, I was also remembering what I have to be grateful for – trying to use fear and uncertainty as a vehicle for hope.”
Broderick began writingLabyrinth in March 2020, when most forms of movement were brought to a screeching halt. The Los Angeles-based artist, in addition to her work as a solo musician, played with touring artists Sharon Van Etten, Beth Orton, Damien Jurado, and Efterklang — was suddenly forced off the road for the first time in her career. She used this disruption as an opportunity to pare down her creation process and construct the scaffolding for Labyrinth in her apartment. Employing only the most crucial tools at her disposal, Broderick found herself opening different artistic doors as she focused on sharpening her recording skills, capturing the majority of the album on her own before finishing the remainder with co-producer D. James Goodwin.
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