Montreal trio Braids are building up to the release of their new record Shadow Offering – which has sadly been pushed back until June 19. On the bright side, they have unleashed the nine-minute track and video “Snow Angel” to keep us sated while we wait. It’s a surprisingly visceral track from the ethereal act, tapping into all of Raphaelle Standell-Preston’s paranoias and churning them back out in a synth-punk spiral.
Braids say about the track:
“‘Snow Angel’ was written in the immediate wake of the 2016 US election, as our collective conscience took a sharp inhale. It’s a diary entry of sorts – a snapshot of the mind grappling with our era’s endless barrage of content and destruction, continents away and close to home. *This* moment, with our world in the midst of a pandemic, is admittedly a new context. But I can’t help but sense the song speaks to feelings many of us are experiencing – uncertainty, angst and a desperate desire to make sense of it all.”