‘Broken’ is the latest haunting release from the London based, Swedish born singer Klara, showcasing both her raw vocal talent and understated song-writing ability.
Having recently released her Playgroundhouse EP, which included the sumptuous singles ‘Falling‘ and ‘These Woods’ (chosen by Volvo to soundtrack their latest TV/cinema ad campaign, garnering Klara some worthy attention in the process), this latest track continues down the road of sincere, evocative lyrics and the typically sparse production associated with artists she cites as inspiration, most notably Bon Iver and London Grammar. Co-produced by herself and Erland Cooper at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studios in Bath, ‘Broken’ follows the tried-and-tested formula of combining heartfelt lyrics, reverb-laden percussion and minimal Rhodes-style synths to breathtaking effect. It’s a song to lose yourself to, absorbing your attention and urging you to focus on the here and now. Put simply, it’s gorgeous.
There’s currently only one live date on the horizon for Klara, with a performance lined up for the 110 Above festival in Leicestershire over the summer. You can grab tickets here, but in the meantime, take a listen to ‘Broken’, out now on The Office Stereo label, below: