Following another busy summer of festivals, including an incredible performance at Glastonbury, family acoustic-rock trio Wildwood Kin continue to build momentum for the release of their self-titled sophomore album on 4th October by sharing the new visually striking video to their single ‘Beauty in Your Brokenness’, which has just been added to the Radio 2 playlist – Watch the new video here:
The new single ‘Beauty in Your Brokenness’ is an intimate acoustic lament that talks about self-acceptance. The track was inspired by the Japanese art of ‘Kintsugi’ – the idea of something becoming more beautiful for having been damaged or broken – which is further depicted in the video with parts of it incorporating a Kingtsugi-style effect.
Beth explains, “Have you heard about kintsugi? It is a Japanese art where they take broken pottery and put it back together using lacquer, dusted with gold and silver powder, to make a unique piece of art with intricate patterns only the brokenness creates. It is a reminder that our imperfections, mishaps and tragedies shape us and make us who we are.”
“We wanted the video to create a light-hearted, natural vibe to reflect the meaning behind the song and our personalities”, continues Meg. “We decided to choose warm, gold colours to represent the Kintsugi inspired meaning behind the song. It was a great experience working with the team from Sitcom Soldiers. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did making it”.
Each track on the new album is built around a message that Wildwood Kin can get behind. The first track they previewed from ‘Wildwood Kin’ was the beautifully sombre, Fleetwood Mac-like ballad ‘Never Alone’, which was produced and co-written with Ed Harcourt. ‘Never Alone’ tackled a deeply personal subject and became a message to anyone feeling as isolated as Meg Loney’s brother, who sadly committed suicide. The stunning video that accompanied it complemented the song and lyrics perfectly, and was filmed in the West Pennine Moorlands – watch here:
Completed by Meg’s cousins, the Key sisters Emillie (guitar) and Beth (bouzouki), Wildwood Kin are a band of equals with each member contributing equally. Wildwood Kin made quite the impression with their 2017 debut album ‘Turning Tides’. It set them on course for an enthralling ride which led to majestic performances at Glastonbury, Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park and the Teenage Cancer Trust’s ‘A Beautiful Night Out’ at the Royal Albert Hall – plus extensive support from Radio 2 and BBC Introducing. A growing fanbase fell under their spell in the process, pushing them past the 20 million streams landmark.
Wildwood Kin continue playing festivals this summer before preparing for their mammoth 17-date headline tour this autumn. The tour kicks off in Norwich on 6th November at Waterfront Studio and includes a London date at Omeara on 11th November before concluding in Leeds on 4th December. The band have also just added European and Irish dates to their UK tour. For the full list of dates and to purchase tickets please visit HERE.
The album will be released on CD, vinyl and digital/streaming via Silvertone Records/Sony, and is available to pre-order now, with ‘Never Alone’ and ‘Beauty In Your Brokenness’ provided as an instant downloads.
The full list of Tour Dates are:
06.11. NORWICH THE WATERFRONT
07.11. BIRMINGHAM O2 INSTITUTE3
08.11. MANCHESTER NIGHT & DAY CAFE
11.11. LONDON OMEARA
12.11. BATH MOLES
13.11. CARDIFF THE GLEE CLUB
14.11. BRISTOL THEKLA
15.11. BUDE FOLK FESTIVAL
17.11. SOUTHAMPTON JOINERS
18.11. BRIGHTON KOMEDIA
21.11. EXETER THE LEMONGROVE
23.11. DUBLIN LOST LANE
24.11. Clonakilty DEBARRAS
27.11. DRONFIELD CIVIC HALL
28.11. LIVERPOOL LEAF
29.11. WHITBY PAVILION
01.12.. EDINBURGH THE CAVES
02.12. GLASGOW STEREO
03.12. NEWCASTLE CLUNY
04.12. LEEDS BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
09.12. COLOGNE BLUE SHELL
11.12. BERLIN BADEHAUS
12.12. AMSTERDAM PARADISO
15.12 ZURICH PAPIERSAAL
“Fleetwood Mac-like harmonies, hints of Fleet Foxes’ desolate, spectral acoustica, echoes of Ben Howard’s richly textured but ramshackle sparseness, a love of Mumfords-like propulsion and explosiveness.” – Sunday Times
“The visuals from the track are memorably unique, and a promising sign of a band who has arrived on the scene with a bang” – Wonderland.
“There’s a drive, a crunching sense of abandon that litters every song they place their name against.
Three musicians with a taste for ambition” – Clash
“Wildwood Kin arrive…. fully formed and primed for the mainstream.” – The Guardian