Broods’ New LP ‘Conscious’ Contains A Tove Lo Duet & A Lorde Co-Write

Mike Wass | April 19, 2016 3:55 pm

It’s a good day to be a Broods fan. The Nott siblings unveiled the cover of sophomore LP Conscious (due June 24) and announced a North American headline tour (see the dates below). And while the tracklist is still under wraps, the duo shared a couple of tantalizing tidbits about their collaborators. Namely that the album contains a duet with Swedish hitmaker Tove Lo and a song they wrote with fellow New Zealander Lorde.

Conscious is spearheaded by “Free,” a soaring electro-pop anthem that showcases their bold new sound. It’s a solid indication of what’s to come. “After touring for so long, you start realizing what songs you enjoy playing the most and what songs the audience reacts to the most,” Caleb explains. “This album is a punch in the face compared to the last one. Evergreen was very subtle and airy, this one really goes for the throat.”

Their sonic transformation even inspired the title. “We’re very conscious on what we want to achieve with this album,” George says. “We’re very conscious of what we want to do and what kind of impact we want to make. At the end of the day, it’s important to have a say over every aspect of your art.” The project contains production from Joel Little, Captain Cuts and Alex Hope. See their US tour dates below.

Broods North American Headline Tour Dates:

8/1 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 8/2 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall 8/3 – Boston, MA @ Royale 8/4 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral 8/6 – Toronto, ON @ TIME Festival 8/7 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar 8/8 – Chicago, IL @ Metro 8/9 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue 8/10 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room 8/12 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre 8/15 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater 8/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre 8/17 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre 8/20 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory 8/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo 8/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom 8/27 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater 8/28 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s 8/29 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall 8/30 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic 9/1 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham 9/2 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre 9/3 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

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