Polish alternative-pop singer Brodka recently released her first English album Clashes through Play It Again Sam. Brodka, who is known for winning her season of Poland’s Pop Idol, released the music video for her single “Santa Muerte.” The haunting video features a Japanese Butoh dancer moving throughout a forest and finally meeting a figure, presumably Death, across a stream. “The song is like a conversation with death but treating it as a conversation with a friend,” said Brodka of the track. After visiting Japan, the singer said she was surprised by the way death is almost celebrated and more about the “next life,” rather than something to be feared.
The singer previously released three celebrated albums in Poland, including her 2010 album Granda, which went double-platinum. Even though English is her second language, Brodka successfully continues to combine her dark, emotional lyrics with her rich folk-like sound.
Clashes is now available for purchase on iTunes (track listing below).
1. Mirror Mirror
3. Santa Muerte
4. Can’t Wait For War
5. Holy Holes
8. Up In The Hill
9. My Name Is Youth