Braids have shared their new single “Just Let Me.” The video features singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston’s directorial debut with collaborator Derek Branscombe. Braids’ forthcoming release Shadow Offering, arrives on on June 19th via Secret City Records. The album was Co-produced with Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie).
Raphaelle Standell-Preston on “Just Let Me:”
“The song was born of a desire to get through to one’s partner, to work through those feelings of complacency, stagnation, of pointless arguments; when you feel your partner, though sitting across the table from you, is further away than if they were not there at all,” stated the band. “It’s a yearning to understand how a love that was once there and so clear, could slip away. It asks the universal question that so many relationships encounter along their journey – where did our love go?”
Raphaelle continued, “I am grateful to have been able to explore this very question with two incredible dancers and dear friends Stephen John Quinlan, Justin De Luna, and choreographer Axelle Munezero. It was an emotional yet liberating experience – a lot of sweat, tears, and laughter went into this. I have to say, it’s one of the things I am most proud of having a part of.”
Shadow Offering is described “as a sonic tapestry of narrative. With heartbreaking honesty and precision, listeners traverse a nuanced and complicated world: one full of beautiful contradiction. Although the album directs itself at the failures of people to love and be loved, it also seeks to restore justice and attain blissful union. It’s arc crests through the dark towards the light and learns how to dance with the dizzying rhythms of the heart. The songs bubble, sustain, dissolve, expand, and retract.”
Secret City Records
01) Here 4 U
02) Young Buck
03) Eclipse (Ashley)
04) Just Let Me
05) Upheaval ii
06) Fear Of Men
07) Snow Angel
09) Note To Self
Shadow Offering is available for pre-order/pre-save HERE.