Song Premiere: The Good Graces “Broke in Two”
Led by frontwoman Kim Ware, the Good Graces are prepping to release their new record, Set Your Sights on July 7th. Filled with atmospheric Americana and lush indie-folk tracks, the reflective set is set apart by Ware’s warbling Southern drawl (recalling early Sonia Leigh) confessional lyrics. Thematically, the album explores getting older, looking back on your life and trying to correct missteps – a heartfelt attempt at redemption and reconciliation that Ware describes as her “midlife crisis record.” The new single, “Broke in Two”, is a poignant ballad lamenting lost love that is propelled by lap steel, organ, and Ware’s bewitching vocals which convey the dispirited emotion of the tune in a way that’s palpable.
Ware had this to say of the track:
“Broke in Two” was the first song I wrote as we were finishing up the last record, “Close to the Sun,” and it didn’t quite make it on that one. It’s one of the oldest on the new record, so I guess that’s why it kinda evolved so much, from a simple strummy sad tune, to even more melancholy — for a while it was finger-picked in the verses – and then finally back to strummy and rocking. Jonny Daly (producer/guitarist) had a real vision with this one and he tracked multiple guitar parts. He’d record something, send it over to me, and then a day or two later he’d scrap it. For a minute he ditched the pedal steel at the beginning for an electric lead, but I just loved the steel being prominent on this one and I really felt like it fit the mood I was going for so I talked him into bringing it back.
Anyone that knows me can probably tell right away what this one is about. I went through a pretty tumultuous breakup – gosh it’s been like over 10 years ago now – but I still find myself reflecting on what went wrong and just trying to figure it all out. I’m not sure I ever will, and every song that I write about it is a little different, but this one is sort of me saying I’m sorry but also letting myself off the hook a little bit; we both neglected the relationship in a lot of ways so I think ultimately I probably don’t deserve all the blame that we both sorta put on me. The end of a relationship just sucks all around.” For more information visit HERE.