Broken Back – “Halcyon Birds”

Broken Back - Skinny Love (Bon Iver Cover)
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It doesn’t take a trained ear to detect the similarities between Paris’ Broken Back and Germany’s Milky Chance; likewise, it doesn’t take a trained ear to hear the differences.

Broken Back’s newest single, “Halcyon Birds,” takes listeners far away from the snowy weather with an infectious tropical vibe. The track fuses jangly guitar chords with a light, electro-pop beat to create an irresistible blend of tropical rhythms and subtle hints of folk music. Based on the singles that these guys have put together over the last 12 months, it’s safe to say that production is their strong suit. In fact, I challenge anyone to remix this track better than the original; frankly, I don’t think it can be done.

Broken Back is set to release their first EP, Dear Misfortune, Mother of Joy, in March of this year. If you’re looking to extend your tropical staycation just a little bit longer, take a listen to their cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love,” as well.

Tori Holmes

Tori is a freelance copywriter and self-proclaimed music lover living in Amsterdam. Born and raised in Canada, she is using her time abroad to immerse herself in Europe's live music scene and spread the word of some her favourite Canadian indie bands. View all post →