PREMIERE: Broken Forest releases Christmas single ‘Stories Under the Pine Tree’

PREMIERE: Broken Forest releases Christmas single 'Stories Under the Pine Tree'

Do you know that feeling when all the Christmas rush of gifting, cooking, running around quietens down and you’re actually taking the moment to sit together with your family or friends by candlelight to share laughter and stories, making you feel connected, cosy and calm while letting you forget about the world outside, even if it’s just for a moment; Actually an old-age tradition, far older than Christmas as we know it now, that brings people together by the fire to overcome and lighten up the challenges of the winter months.

It’s exactly this feeling and this tradition that Broken Forest’s song ‘Stories Under the Pine Tree’ encapsulates. A cosy and peaceful alternative-indie track for Christmas and the winter ahead, with chill pop synths and ambient nature soundscapes underneath Luise’s calming vocal and soft piano line.

‘Stories Under the Pine Tree’ was written and produced by Luise London, founder, writer and singer of Broken Forest. Since she was a young child, Luise has had a great passion for nature and its connection to our lives and minds. These and other heartfelt messages are delicately translated into Broken Forest’s music, with sweet vocals hanging over a mesmerising blend of Atmospheric Indie-Folk and Organic Electronica. The sometimes harsh and coldness of modern, urban life meets the sensibility and beauty of nature.

Watch the video for ‘Stories Under the Pine Tree’ – BELOW:

Luise began her music journey, crafting her songs on a professional level at the ICMP, London, where she got her first show, actually a Christmas live gig, together with Daughter. It was during this time that she found her love for music production, which she expanded onl at the Audio Production Master Course at Westminster University in 2017, where she learned the skills to express herself and the music in her very own unique way and where the story of Broken Forest began.

Nature sounds are purposefully embedded into ambient synths, violin and guitar effects. The music is inspired by a variety of different genres from the traditional UK and Irish Folk, to Pop and Trip-Hop, and artists such as Bon Iver, Grimes, City and Colour, or Keimzeit. The lyrics are filled with strong imagery representing the story, often generated through traditional tales Luise used to read as a child, combined with the struggles of today’s society through her sometimes dark, but a romantic view on life.

Based in London, UK until earlier this year Broken Forest has had exciting festival appearances, like Boomtown Fair and Magical festival and joined tour dates across the UK and Germany with No King No Crown, from Dresden, Germany in 2019.

Most recently Luise has moved to Leipzig, Germany to continue expanding her music career in her native country, beginning this new chapter with the upcoming release of ‘Stories Under the Pine Tree’.

Listen to ‘Stories Under the Pine Tree’ – BELOW:

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