Album of the Week: Broods - Conscious

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To celebrate the release of Conscious, Broods will play Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena on July 14, Auckland’s Vector Arena on July 15 and Wellington’s Shed 6 on July 17.
 
“Free”, the first single from Conscious, has been streamed more than two million times on Spotify since its release two weeks ago and quickly ranked in the Top 15 of Spotify’s U.S. and Global Viral charts. The video for “Free”, which was directed by Jessie Hill (Chris Cornell, Angus & Julia Stone), can be viewed HERE.
 
Conscious is the follow-up to Broods’ 2014 debut album, Evergreen, which contained the singles “Bridges” and “Mother & Father” and climbed into the Top 10 of Billboard’s Alternative Albums chart. Evergreen debuted at #1 on the NZ Album chart, and #5 in Australia.
 
Joel Little (Lorde, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding), who produced Evergreen, serves as Executive Producer on Conscious, producing many of the tracks. Additional production is by Broods, Alex Hope (Troye Sivan) and Captain Cuts. The new album features a duet with Tove Lo and a song the band co-wrote with fellow New Zealander Lorde.
 
The album title succinctly sums up Broods’ approach to creating music. Explains Georgia Nott, “We're very conscious on what we want to achieve with this album. We're very conscious of what we want to do and what kind of impact we want to make. At the end of the day, it’s important to have a say over every aspect of your art.”
 
Thrust into the international spotlight when both members were just barely out of school, the experience of playing big stages around the world had a powerful effect on their songwriting.
 
Stay tuned to see how you can get your hands on a copy. 
 
BROODS – CONSCIOUS TOUR
 
Christchurch – Horncastle Arena – Thursday July 14 – http://www.ticketek.co.nz/
Auckland – Vector Arena – Friday July 15 – http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/
Wellington – Shed 6 – Sunday July 17 - http://www.ticketek.co.nz/