Neu Pick: Members of Ought and Yung get melodic with new project Brooch

‘Broken Glass’, from the pair’s debut EP, is today’s Neu Pick.

Every weekday, DIY’s new music know-it-all Neu brings you one essential new release to get obsessed with. Today’s Neu Pick comes from Brooch.

Brooch is Ben Stidworthy of Ought and Mikkel Holm Silkjær of Danish band Yung. Together, they make joyous lo-fi indie, and first cut ‘Broken Glass’ is gritty, full of feeling and infectious.

The track’s taken from the band’s upcoming debut 7”, set to come out on 31st March via Tough Love Records. Its bouncy exterior hides some pretty gruesome lyrics - “A see-through window is not a rare sight, but a shattered one will leave blood behind,” Mikkel sings - and the juxtaposition is one that makes Brooch even more compelling.

Speaking of the track, Mikkel says: “I wrote the song lyrics shortly after Ben’s departure from Aarhus. It was winter and I was very much in a transitional phase.

“It’s about ambition, love, lust and ultimately endings; Lovers parting, Brothers cutting their last bond. Relationships coming to an end will always be hard to deal with, and the change you have to face afterwards can seem frightening but in the end it will undeniably make a new thing bloom”

Listen to ‘Broken Glass’ below. Pre-order the debut 7” here.

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