Raphaelle Standell-Preston (vocals, guitar)
Austin Tufts (drums, vocals)
Taylor Smith (guitar, bass, vocals)
Braids, the young Canadian experimental pop group who released Native Speaker in 2011 have reinvented themselves in the making of their second full length. After 18 months of touring in support of their debut –followed by the departure of a band member– the group secluded themselves in their Montreal studio for a year of writing and recording. While Native Speaker was written in an organic and live environment, for the follow-up the group sought to explore a more introspective and electronic approach to songwriting. Sonically, the songs from these sessions are delicate and tight, yet thoughtfully open up to the rich lushness reminiscent of their older material. Lyrically they are honest and vulnerable, demonstrating the group's emotional growth and maturity since their last record.