New Zeland-based sibling duo BROODS have teased the release of their fourth studio album with an ethereal and intoxicating new single, “Piece of My Mind.” While it’s musically synthier, dancier, and brighter than BROODS' usual oeuvre, its anthemic, poppy-leanings belie a complex darkness apparent in lyricism which reckons with grief, denial, and isolation.
Despite its brooding emotional clarity, this spectacular psych-esque bowl of moon rocks is steeped in gritty neon lighting - the kind you might find on a busy street at 3 AM in the big city as you stumble home alone after a banger of a night out, wandering amidst the noise and haste of stray party girls and rogue drunkards shouting to their friends.
It’s a shadowy synth-pop anthem with edge and verve to boot that’s accompanied by a masterful B-movie-inspired video shot on the band’s home turf of New Zealand. It calls back to sci-fi horror classics while throwing us into the deep end of the arid and endless mysteries that Space Island has to offer.
As for the track itself, lead vocalist Georgia Nott mentions:
“The song describes the many paradoxes we encounter when we try to escape our problems – the more we try to run away from our problems and ourselves, the more we are confronted with the aspects of each that we don’t like. Piece Of My Mind’ is the moment I start reasoning with myself at the crossroads – to figure out where I am, and what’s really at the heart of what I’m denying and trying to escape.”
Relatable music like this is a beautiful reminder that we are not alone in our isolation.