New Zealand indie-pop band Broods, made up of siblings Caleb and Georgia Nott, are back with their dreamy single “Peach.” With this new track, the duo gives fans the first bite of their upcoming third album, which is expected to drop in early 2019.
“Peach” begins almost as a whisper, with Georgia delivering a rather doleful acknowledgement of her various mood swings. But as the beat drops in, she begins to shake off the gloom, and soon the song is awash with color. It’s warmed by other-wordly piano riffs, — fitting, as the duo, along with Tommy English (BØRNS, Kacey Musgraves), wrote the song on a toy piano — bright synth lines and intricate harmonies. The summer-soaked tune vibrates as Georgia declares, “I’m high and I’m low. No control. But everything’s looking peach now.”
This sonic watercolor reveals a more daring side of Broods, as well as a sense of honesty that the band uses as the driving force of their new music. This, in part, was inspired by their switch from Captiol Records to Neon Gold/Atlantic. The band first turned heads with their debut ballads “Bridges” and “Never Gonna Change,” and later released albums Evergreen and Conscious. But with the currently untitled forthcoming album, they are free to further push boundaries. In fact, Georgia said of the single, “We didn't try and tone down the dynamics of it. We were just like, 'You know what? We're just going to do what we want.'" The result? A perfectly content mood-booster that makes us want to keep our peach-colored glasses on well past the summer season.