Photo: Fabrice Bourgelle

Caribou delivers the irresistibly playful “Broke My Heart”

Dan Snaith aka Caribou has delivered another dancefloor-forward single, following up April’s “Honey” with the undeniable “Broke My Heart”. On this one, Snaith says:

“i always find it hard to believe those ‘it came to me in a dream’ stories about songs arriving fully formed… but this one was pretty close to that, which is not how it usually goes for me. i sat down at a piano one day and the string riff was just there at my fingertips and the vocal melody followed right behind it. i wish they all happened like that.”

A high-BPM blast, “Broke My Heart” utilises pitch-shifted samples of the titular phrase to hook you in – but then the vocalist overturns that pain into an insouciant and delectable verse that jumps around the energetic production. The attitude is elevated by Snaith’s classic but invigorating production, with everything culminating in a loopy and head-spinning wordless hook that will have crowds pogoing.

Check out “Broke My Heart” below or find it on your preferred streamer.

“Broke My Heart” is out on City Slang / Merge. You can find Caribou on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram.

Caribou has also added a third date at London’s Roundhouse next year due to popular demand. The full dates are below and tickets are here.


14 Oct – Tokyo, JP @ O-East
17 Oct – Amsterdam, NL @ Amsterdam Dance Event

8 Nov – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum *
9 Nov – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10 Nov – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
12 Nov – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
13 Nov – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
15 Nov – Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom ^
17 Nov – Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed
18 Nov – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
19 Nov – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
20 Nov – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
21 Nov – Brooklyn, NY @ Great Hall at Avant Gardner
23 Nov – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
25 Nov – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia *

* = support from Yunè Pinku
^ = with Joy Orbison


3 Feb – Paris, FR @ Zenith Paris – La Villette
4 Feb – Esch/Alzette, LX @ Rockhal
6 Feb – London @ Roundhouse SOLD OUT
7 Feb – London @ Roundhouse SOLD OUT
8 Feb – London @ Roundhouse 
9 Feb – Leeds @ 02 Academy
10 Feb – Bristol @ Bristol Beacon