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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Broken Twin's New Album "May" In Stores Now

The acclaimed new album by Broken Twin entitled May has arrived in stores. Described by the magazine Drowned In Sound as “one of the most exquisite and haunting albums you'll hear all year,” the record is comprised primarily of piano, strings and Danish singer-songwriter Majke Voss Romme's beautifully evocative vocals.

It is a deliberate and powerful simplicity reflected in the record’s title. "I was looking for a title that was simple, and not giving too much away, reflecting the songs," says the young auteur. "Also it represents a time of year that seems to fit the songs. Spring is a time when everything is changing. It's a hopeful season.”

Stream Broken Twin’s album May in its entirety here.

May was self-produced by Broken Twin and mixed by Ian Caple (Kate Bush, Tindersticks, Tricky) and Brian Batz. The result is an intensely personal album. "I wanted to get back to basics, seeking a sound that was warm and lo-fi; minimal and spacious and focused on the songs," explains Majke.

Early Critical Acclaim For Broken Twin:

”May by Broken Twin must be one of the most beautiful albums of the moment. Quiet and simple, but topped by the stunning voice of Denmark’s Majke Voss Romme” - The Evening Standard (UK)

"...the results manage to be heart-warming as well as heart-wrenching." -The Sunday Times (UK) ”Breaking Act".

"everything the 25-year-old touches turns to mournful majesty". - The Guardian (UK) ”Band of the day”

”Romme shares Elena Tonra’s ability to make tear ducts spring a leak with her elegant Joni Mitchelleske voice and lovetorn lyrics” - NME (UK)

”it comes as close to perfection as humanly possible." - Canada Broadcasting Corporation (CAN)

"May—her debut album, out April 29—is nothing short of magical" - VOGUE (US)

“Ethereal and intense with the kind of studied quiet that makes you pay attention” - The Telegraph (UK)

"Its the crystal clarity of Broken Twin's vocals that's so arresting (...) it bodes well for the debut album "May". - THE INDEPENDENT (UK)

”This is music that can make even the most sad people stop talking and pay full attention” - 8/10 SONIC (SWE)