Our Broken Garden Share New Single “Rain” (ft. John Grant)
On August 25, Our Broken Garden will release new album Blind via Bella Union. Ahead of the release they have shared the new single “Rain”, a haunting and poignant duet featuring Anna Brønsted’s label mate John Grant. The track comes accompanied by an equally beautiful video directed by Tine Reingaard in which John stars alongside Anna and which features enchanting hand-cut stop-motion collages which Anna created herself.
Commenting on the video Anna Brønsted says: “One cold day in March, John Grant came down from Iceland to Copenhagen to film this song with me. John and I have been connecting via email over the years and I have always felt a warm bond with him, so it was a great pleasure to finally meet him in person. My dear friend and highly skilled film-maker, Tine Reingaard, made us both feel relaxed in her presence. We had a lovely day with lots of laughs, wrapping up with lovely talks and dinner at my place. A day to remember.”
Epitomizing triumph over adversity, the first Our Broken Garden album since 2010 not only embarks on a newly minted sound – a gloriously warm and nuanced brand of Scandinavian soul – but Brønsted has dug deep to provide an emotional tour de force that shines as a beacon of resilience and perseverance. Welcome to Blind.
“The album is called Blind because I have been through periods of inner darkness where I didn’t know where or who I was,” Brønsted explains. “I found out I was unable to have children, and it sent me spiraling down an existential crisis, causing me to question all aspects of my life. But the blindness also indicates our inability to recognize the innate beauty that exists within and around us – which I think is a quite common human experience… It’s easy to become blind to the beauty that already exists and fail to appreciate it. The name Our Broken Garden reflects the same issue: If we neglect to see and value the beauty in the garden around us, we may end up destroying it.”
Pre-order Blind HERE.
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