Published Jan 30, 2020Braids are finally set to make their full-album return. This morning, the Montreal-based group revealed they will release the new record Shadow Offering on April 24 via Secret City Records. Right now, though, you can listen to the new teaser track "Young Buck."
Shadow Offering was produced by Death Cab for Cutie sound master Chris Walla and follows up Braids last album, 2015's Deep in the Iris.
A press release promises, the "new album finds the band at their most personal, unabashedly flexing a new sense of confidence through songs that reach a higher level of artistry and collaboration."
For a taste of that, you can hear the newly shared single "Young Buck," which has arrived via a new video. Watch it below.
"We wrote this song to capture the nervous anticipation of desire, the delicate chase of seduction, the highs and lows of obsession, and the humour in between," explained Braids singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston in a statement. "To want to possess someone, make them desire you, fall for you, only to learn that to lust is not to love."
In addition to "Young Buck," the album includes the recently shared track "Eclipse (Ashley)."
Of the album as a whole, Standell-Preston said, "There's more hopefulness in this record than anything else I've written. I think the songs are more human, more tangible, more honest."
So far Braids have not scheduled any Canadian dates, but they have a series of U.K. shows coming up this spring. You can see their schedule below the tracklist.
1. Here 4 U
2. Young Buck
3. Eclipse (Ashley)
4. Just Let Me
5. Upheaval ii
6. Fear Of Men
7. Snow Angel
9. Note To Self
04/22 Leicester, UK - The Cookie
04/23 Guildford, UK - Boileroom
04/24 London, UK - Moth Club
04/25 Ramsgate, UK - Music Hall
04/27 Manchester, UK - YES Pink Room
04/28 Liverpool, UK - Phase One
04/29 Glasgow, UK - CAA