Maine-born, Los Angeles-based artist Heather Woods Broderick is sharing her new single ‘Admiration’, the third from her forthcoming new album Labyrinth, due out April 7 via Western Vinyl.
The lean, intimate, and meditative song was inspired by the simple beats and hooks of ‘90s hip hop, and is embedded with soft synths reminiscent of ‘89-era Phil Collins. Broderick wrote ‘Admiration’ during a trip to her former home in coastal Oregon during the wildfires in 2020, while alone and in an area surrounded by heavy smoke on all sides.
“I was scared and missing my partner, not knowing whether I should evacuate or which road I’d have the best chance to get out on,” Broderick explains. “Amidst my fear and feelings of helplessness amplifying the current state of the world, I was also remembering what I have to be grateful for – trying to use fear and uncertainty as a vehicle for hope.”