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New Zealand musical duo BROODS, consisting of siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott, have released their fifth studio album, Space Island. This new album brings soft elements of surf rock into their indie sound with cool guitars that kick off the intro to several tracks, each of them transitioning into beautiful synth-pop numbers. Like several other artists debuting music this year, much of this album was composed due to the isolative measures brought on by COVID-19, which fans benefit from because it gave the Notts the freedom to experiment with new sounds. This unique style that BROODS is debuting came from at-home recording, too, with the occasional collaboration from producers Stint and Leroy Clampitt. "Space Island" was written at a transformative time in Georgia Nott’s life, as she has said that much of the album is inspired by a recent heartbreak. Tracks “Gaslight” and “Like a Woman” is extremely beautiful – they feel soulful yet still tie into the overall synth-pop vibe that the album possesses. These songs, and more, revolve around hash topics but does so gently. “Gaslight” is an example, being a stunning ballad of manipulation and the pain that a toxic relationship brings. "Space Island" is a creative and fun listen from the start, and it is sure to grow the BROODS fanbase tremendously. The Nott siblings have worked hard to make a piece of art that genuinely transports listeners to another dimension but have done some while singing of the relatable topics of heartbreak and rebirth – both of which occur in this record.