Broods will release their sophomore album, Conscious, on June 24. The New Zealand duo, composed of Georgia and brother Caleb Nott, have just wrapped up a series of US arena dates with Ellie Goulding. 'Free' the first single taken from Conscious and showcases a grittier and more powerful side to the bands sound.
Joel Little (Lorde, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding), who produced Evergreen, served as Executive Producer on Conscious, producing many of the tracks. Additional producers include Broods, Alex Hope (Troye Sivan) and Captain Cuts. The new album also features a duet with Tove Lo and a song the band co-wrote with fellow New Zealander Lorde.
The album title succinctly sums up Broods’ approach to creating music. Explains Georgia Nott, “We're very conscious on what we want to achieve with this album. 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.”
Thrust into the international spotlight when both members were just barely out of school, the experience of playing big stages around the world had a powerful effect on their songwriting. “After touring for so long, you start realising what songs you enjoy playing the most and what songs the audience reacts to the most,” says Caleb Nott. “We know more about what we're up to and that's definitely influenced the way that we wrote. 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.”