​Braids Return with New Single "Eclipse (Ashley)"

It will appear on a new album due out next year
​Braids Return with New Single "Eclipse (Ashley)"
Braids have returned with some brand new music. The Montreal-based indie three-piece have unveiled a new song called "Eclipse (Ashley)," which has arrived alongside a video.
 
The track serves as a teaser for the band's upcoming album, which will arrive next year via Secret City Records.
 
The song is an ode to singer Raphael Standell-Preston's best friend Ashley Obscura, whom she was with during the recent total solar eclipse.
 
"Amongst the chatter Ashley said 'we should take this opportunity to think about what eclipses us in our lives,'" Standell-Preston explained in a statement. "BAM. REFOCUS. We all took this sentiment with us as we sat on the side of the quarry, as the moon came to hug the sun. We sat in silence perched amongst the tall grass, the wildflowers, the rocks and glistening water, closed eyes, reflecting. Returning to the studio, the song poured out of us in one shot."
 
Watch the accompanying video for "Eclipse (Ashley)" below.
 
It marks Braids' first material since spring of 2018, when they released "Collarbones" and "Burdock & Dandelion." Their last full-length album was 2015's Deep in the Iris.