Ahead of the release of their new album Euphoric Recall on Friday, Braids have dropped one more single, ‘Lucky Star’. It follows previous cuts ‘Retriever’, ‘Evolution’, and ‘Apple’. Check it out below.
Discussing the new track, the band’s Raphaelle Standell-Preston said in a statement:
‘Lucky Star’ came together in pieces over a long span of time,” said the band’s guitarist, singer and lyricist, Raphaelle Standell-Preston. “Its inception began on a very cold winter night after having taken some months off from writing… it’s not the easiest to write music during Montreal’s unforgiving winter. We sat down in our studio, with the space heater on high, and plugged the mic in and turned the speakers on. Taylor showed me a beautiful synth loop he had been working on, the lyrics and melody poured out of me quickly, it was one of those first take moments, as are most of the takes on Euphoric Recall. I put the mic down and asked Taylor to close the project, I didn’t want to listen back. We packed up, satisfied that we had put something down on the page and walked through the snow back to our homes. When spring came we opened up the project again. The winter blues had come and gone, and Montreal was feeling electric with having survived another winter. ‘Lucky Star’ started in the dark and ended in the light. It reminds me of all the different moments we move through as individuals. Nothing is ever linear.