SONG PICK: Broken Fires – Boundaries
After a five-year hiatus, alt-pop trio Broken Fire released new work with their EP New Friends, recorded in an old church in Wales. “Boundaries,” the closing track of the stellar EP, shows the three-piece from a softer and more dramatic side. It also features Angharad Jenkins of folk-rock band Calan adding the heavenly sound of her violin to the song. Speaking about the recording process for “Boundaries,” frontman Tom says:
The lead vocal and violins for “Boundaries” were added at an old chapel in Monmouth. We had to push home the final bit of recording and so hired this place for 3 days. Angharad Jenkins of welsh folk band “Calan” came to visit with her little daughter. She recorded the violins while I (silently) entertained her daughter next to her feet, being careful not to make a squeak. She stared at her mum in awe for a few takes before the novelty wore off!
Putting “Boundaries” into context, Tom provides the following insight to New Friends:
We think the EP shows our full range as a band. Full of dreamy folk, epic endings with layered strings and harmonies and probably one of the most stripped-back tracks we’ve ever written.
Definitely lush and epic! While we enjoy listening to New Friends, we are also already looking forward to HYMNS later in the fall this year. Check out “Boundaries,” our Song Pick of the Day:
Find New Friends on all streaming services.