Premiere: Broken Forest – Winter

broken-forestWinter is the debut single by Broken Forest which we have the pleassure of premiering today right here on indieisnotagenre.com. The single will be released on November 25th and will also be featured on the band’s debut EP Lost In Fairytales that drops on January 20th next year via Luise London Records.

Broken Forest is the moniker of songwriter, singer and producer Luise London, whose music is an extension of her commitment to nature in general and animal and environmental rights movements in particular.

Taken inspiration from artists such as Grimes, SOHN, Daughter or Bon Iver, Luise purposefully embeds nature sounds into ambient synths and guitar effects. The lyrics are filled with strong images representing the story, often generated through traditional tales Luise used to read as a child, while her vocals are reminiscent of Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine).

Broken Forest’s debut EP Lost in Fairytales sees each of the record’s songs inspired by a different traditional Fairy Tale and then related back to the struggles of modern life. The first single is Winter draws its imagery from Anderson’s fairy tale The little Match Girl, who rather stayed out on the street in winter time than going home with nothing.

Nature’s inspiration for Luise’s work continues into the live shows. Modern technology combined with guitar and haunting vocal harmony layers by Ben Cook and Chris Anderson, who joined Luise on stage in 2016, recreate the music live on stage.

Having performed with artist such as Daughter, Broken Forest will launch Winter with a special London show on 23 November at Ryan’s Bar, N16 (£3 Adv Tickets, £5 OTD). There will also be a limited amount of Early Bird Tickets, which include a free copy of the EP at the door. Tickets are available here.

Proceeds from the Lost in Fairytales EP will be donated to The Fox Project.


Also published on Medium.

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