New Zealand alt-pop duo Broods share a producer (Joel Little) with fellow Kiki Lorde, and a similar knack for razor-sharp, gloomy melodies. One marked difference? Broods frontwoman Georgia Nott’s dusky vocals and fondness for visceral lyrics. Indeed, their great current track “Never Gonna Change” opens with “you’re pushing down on my shoulders/ and emptying my lungs”. Following the release of their cohesive self-titled EP last month, R&S dance producer Lone gives an alchemical twist on the song, laying it with a deep, festival-ready beat and taking it to an ecstatic new place. It’s a match as natural as Disclosure and Jessie Ware.
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