Photo by Dusdin Condren
You’ve probably heard Heather Woods Broderick’s voice before. She sings in Sharon Van Etten’s backing band, performing harmony lines that push Van Etten’s songs to unbelievably beautiful places. Touring with Van Etten–as well as bands like Horse Feathers and Efterklang–takes up a good chunk of Broderick’s time. Her new solo album, Glider, was a way for her to hit pause on her fast-moving life and take stock.
Fittingly, the songs on Glider (out July 10) are arresting, sumptuous creations. Broderick builds them out of simple guitar phrases and multi-tracked harmonies. “Wyoming” is something out of the Cocteau Twins’ playbook, starting small and lazy before billowing into a big ending. Download the song below.