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Braids plead to push forward on new single "Just Let Me"

30 April 2020, 16:10 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Montreal's Braids are back with "Just Let Me", the fourth taster of their upcoming album Shadow Offering.

"Just Let Me" is the group's latest outing, and arrives after previous singles "Snow Angel", "Young Buck" and "Eclipse (Ashley)".

The band says of their new release, "The song was born of a desire to get through to one's partner, to work through those feelings of complacency, stagnation, of pointless arguments; when you feel your partner, though sitting across the table from you, is further away than if they were not there at all. It's a yearning to understand how a love that was once there and so clear, could slip away. It asks the universal question that so many relationships encounter along their journey - where did our love go?"

Lead singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston adds of the visual, which she directed alongsideDerek Branscombe, "I am grateful to have been able to explore this very question with two incredible dancers and dear friends Stephen John Quinlan, Justin De Luna, and choreographer Axelle Munezero. It was an emotional yet liberating experience - a lot of sweat, tears, and laughter went into this. I have to say, it's one of the things I am most proud of having a part of."

Shadow Offering, which was originally due for release on 24 April, is produced by Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla, and will be the group's first album since 2015's Deep In The Iris.

Standell-Preston adds of their new record, "There's more hopefulness in this record than anything else I've written. I think the songs are more human, more tangible, more honest."

"Just Let me" is out now. Braids' Shadow Offering LP will now arrive on 19 June via Secret City Records, and is available to pre-order now.
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