A truly organic breath of fresh air; Broken Forest is the inventive work of writer, singer and producer Luise London. 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, where the sometimes harsh and coldness of modern urban life meets the sensibility and beauty of nature.
Nature sounds are purposefully embedded into ambient synths, violin and guitar effects in music that is inspired by a variety of different genres from traditional UK and Irish folk, to pop and trip-hop, and artists such as Bon Iver, City and Colour, or Keimzeit. Broken Forest’s songs are flooded with strong images and lyrics that are reminiscent of the traditional tales Luise used to read as a child, combined with the struggles of today’s society through her sometimes dark but romantic view on life.
“Looking out for our planet and one another has never been more important than now” says Luise. A serious yet beguiling track that drapes dreamy country soundscapes around a haunting pop-folk backdrop, ‘Ghosts In The Dark’ “is about the disconnect that we seem to have from each other and the world around us”, she explains. “Communication is done via screens and personal interaction and true relationships are getting fewer and fewer. We seem like lost characters in our own lives, while we are seeking to be loved.”
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In 2010 Luise took her music from Berlin to London to begin crafting her songs on a professional level at the ICMP, where a few years later the story of Broken Forest began with the release of her debut EP ‘Lost In Fairytales’ in 2017. The following year saw Broken Forest play shows across the UK, including festival appearances at Boomtown Fair and Magical Festival, and this year sees the continuation of that journey with further single releases planned and the following live shows already confirmed:
26/27th April – Bewdley, Rustic Folk Festival https://hopleyscamping.wixsite.com/therusticfolk
16th May – London, New River Studios
18th May – Manchester, Yerrrr Bar
19th May – London, The Gladstone Arms