BRUT Brodka

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Label: [PIAS]

Genre: Electronic

Subgenre: Electro-Pop

Interpret: Brodka

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  • 1Come To Me03:50
  • 2Game Change03:38
  • 3Hey Man02:59
  • 4Imagination04:07
  • 5Falling Into You03:32
  • 6You Think You Know Me04:24
  • 7Fruits04:09
  • 8In My Eyes03:35
  • 9The World Is You03:34
  • 10Chasing Ghosts05:22
  • 11Sadness03:06
  • Total Runtime42:16

Info zu BRUT

Die in Warschau geborene Songwriterin Brodka kündigt ihr neues und fünftes Album “BRUT” an.

Auf “BRUT” werden die Gesellschaft, Geschlechterrollen und Selbstbilder kritisch unter die Lupe genommen. Dabei erzeugt Brodka eine fast schon dystopische Athmosphäre, wenn ihre Stimme die Post-Punk-Riffs und eisigen Synthesizer schneidet, um die sich der düstere Elektro-Pop auf elf Songs windet.

„BRUT for me means something very dry and raw“, erklärt Brodka. „Focusing on construction was very important, as well as reinterpreting the past into something new, resulting in an inversion of perspective. If you asked me to draw the album, I would draw an abstract building, placed in-between some more traditional skyscrapers and very, very old buildings.”

"BRUT”, das gemeinsam mit Oli Bayston von Boxed In (Kelly Lee Owens, Loyle Carner) aufgenommen wurde, treibt Brodkas Vision an einen abgelegenen Ort. Surrende Klimanalagen, klirrende Metallgeländer oder auch verzerrte Dudelsäcke und Okarinas - anders als auf den vorangegangenen Alben, vermischt die Songwriterin musikalisch auf dem neuen Longplayer eine Vielzahl von natürlichen als auch synthetischen Klängen.

Als Vorboten hatte die Sängerin bereits stellvertretend das wütende und pochende “Game Change” geteilt, das die Wahrnehmung von Geschlechterrollen innerhalb der aktuellen Gesellschaft stark anprangert - ein Thema, das in Polen derzeit besonders zeitgemäß ist. „Most of my life I’ve not matched the role that society wants me to play“, führt die Künstlerin aus. „I’m seen as having lots of masculine features, but then I have quite a pretty, innocent face. I always had the feeling that my inner self doesn’t really match my outer self.”


Monika Brodka
It’s the day after her 29th birthday, and Monika Brodka—better known simply as Brodka—has shocked her fans with an Instagram post of her freshly shaved head. The Polish singer/songwriter laughs at the frenzy she’s accidently created while still in bed with her two cats in her Warsaw apartment. But perhaps it’s also the surprise she still has the ability to shock at all that has her smiling.

Brodka’s breakthrough in her home country came thanks to her 2004 win on Polish Pop Idol. Her first two efforts minted her as a mainstream commercial pop darling, an image she successfully began to subvert with 2010’s Granda, which she recorded using traditional Polish folk instruments, which she then remixed to create spiky electro pop. Last year’s Clashes (her first international release) further fiddled with the script, an exercise in eclecticism with its arms around both stripped-down, Patti Smith-style punk and melancholy folk. Over the course of 12 tracks Brodka manages a confessional sort of storytelling without actually revealing anything personal—her tales of sex, heartache, and breakups veiled behind images of cannibalism, funerals, and a girl dreaming about horses. (That last detail sounds like it owes something to Belle and Sebastian, but is actually a nod to Courtney Love.)

Brodka played an official showcase in Austin last week at SXSW, at the chaotic center of the festival on corner of Red River and 6th Street on the final Friday. Outside, roving packs of K2 zombies celebrated St. Patrick’s day while sophisticated Europeans with bejeweled faces played pop music. During a rocky soundcheck, the monitors went so out of whack that the ceiling shook and dust fell onto the stage, causing Brodka to proclaim, “It’s snowing in Austin.” The set began with a somber electronic organ and tambourine before a skull-pounding single drum joined in. Her stoic confidence and shaved head can’t help but conjure a comparison to Sinead O’Connor. But Brodka is her own brand of 21st century pop star, inspired by post-punk and a survivor of Poland’s answer to American Idol.

In person, the musician is incredibly forthcoming, recounting her struggles to focus, love of working in different cities, and that one time at SXSW when she embraced her inner rock star.

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