Shares new single, “Hey Man”
Forthcoming album, BRUT
due 28th May on [PIAS] Recordings
Following her sold-out Speedy Wunderground single and the striking “Game Change”, Polish alt-pop superstar Brodka shares a second taste from forthcoming album, BRUT.
The serrated, heavily-processed guitar sounds of “Hey Man” slice through Brodka’s Karen O-esque drawl and howl, as she dominates her lover.
The accompanying video, directed by Brodka and Przemek Dzienis, is an erotic spy story set in the city of BRUT. Brodka plays her alterego Lola, who sets on the trail of an influential man. The video is a tribute to the classics of spy cinema and the aesthetics of the 90s; rapid action, sex and intrigue.
Brodka is ready for world domination. A fierce artist ready to captivate your full attention whilst their bold attitude becomes this infectious attribute to their vision. “Hey Man” starts with this intoxicating and dramatic biting beat and budding electronica, this piercing harmony enters the ambiance before the ferocious vocal notes from Brodka!
Brodka ties their vivacious ensembles with this stirring theatrical presence found from the brooding intensity throughout. Brodka creates this chaotic soundscape and drives the rhythmic beat with the dynamic vocal tones which capture such a broad range and immersive energy. With “Hey Man” the artist allows this raw essence to fuel the innovative arrangement as Brodka diversifies into this eclectic cross-genre ensemble. Brodka‘s insatiable melodies weave between this industrial and theatrical musical movement. Brodka relishes within their innovative creations, a composer, writer, and artist in their field. Get behind this musician now!
Brodka says of the song, “Like Game Change, Hey Man is about role reversal. It is the woman who dominates, conquers and seduces as opposed to a strong but submissive man. The whole thing is full of erotic associations and rock and roll fun”.
BRUT is a powerful examination of gender, self-image and society. The album will be released 28th May on [PIAS] Recordings on CD and digital, with the vinyl following on 13th August. There will also be 200 limited edition album + Speedy Wunderground 7″ bundles. Preorder here.
Recorded with Boxed In’s Oli Bayston (Kelly Lee Owens, Loyle Carner), BRUT finds Brodka blurring the boundaries between natural and synthetic sounds, with a dystopian air hanging over much of the record in part due to the shadow of the ongoing struggle in Poland for reproductive rights.
“Most of my life I’ve not matched the role that society wants me to play,” she says of challenging perceptions by creating a figure that incorporates traditional traits of both femininity and masculinity. “I’m seen as having lots of masculine features, but then I have quite a pretty, innocent face. I always had the feeling that my inner self doesn’t really match my outer self.”
In keeping with Brodka’s brutalism-inspired vision, there’s an industrial edge to BRUT, expressed in post-punk riffs, icy synths and the serrated, heavily-processed guitar sounds that slice through glittering electro-pop.
1. Come To Me
2. Game Change
3. Hey Man
5. Falling Into You
6. You Think You Know Me
8. In My Eyes
9. The World Is You
10. Chasing Ghosts