Brooke Fraser is back with -Kings And Queens', the first official single from her forthcoming album. The track will be released to radio on September 25th and available to pre order now. You can check out a teaser of the track here: http://smarturl.it/BFKQTeaser
-Kings And Queens' was recorded earlier this year in London with producer David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Marina and the Diamonds). The track's huge hooks shimmer over buoyant synths and a throbbing beat.
As she embarks on an exciting musical evolution of her own, Brooke describes the song as one about seeking identity. 'There are so many songs about love and lost love, but identity sits at the root of that – our desire to belong. Kings and Queens touch on that – finding yourself, the search for an anchor, the truth of who you are and how you live."
Brooke's first new music since her 2011 worldwide smash -Something In The Water' was her track -Psychosocial', released without fanfare on her SoundCloud account last month and subsequently remixed by The Heavy Gents (Australia) and FTSE (UK). After dropping the defiant -Psychosocial' unannounced to delighted fans ahead of the first single proper, a candid Fraser is unapologetic, 'I kind of enjoyed the irony of people hearing that track first via social media, given it is about voyeurism and my take on modern society's faux connectivity."
-Psychosocial' lit up blogs around the world, praised for its 'big, bold and dark overtones" by the UK's thelineofbestfit.com and called a 'startlingly fabulous new direction" on Wonderland magazine's site.
Bolder in step and prepared to challenge orthodox opinions around her music, these are intoxicating times for Brooke Fraser and her music. Retaining her trademark lyrical honesty and insight, she says 'I haven't set out to do anything shocking, I am just trying to do what I have always done, share a truth..."
With news of her forthcoming album still shrouded in mystery, this sharper-tongued, more sonically adventurous style from one of New Zealand's most loved artists is one to keep your eye on.