I first came across the soothing folk-rock sounds of Rainbrother in 2016 with the discovery of a Riverside, the opening track from their 2017 debut album, Tales From the Drought.
Coming together with a group of musicians from the Copenhagen indie scene, Rainbrother is the project of Bjarke Bendsten, a singer-songwriter and musician who started out in a band called The Migrant. Though his roots may be in folk, Bendtsen has now ventured into electronic-rock realms where hints of Radiohead and Fleet Foxes can be heard echoing through new glistening soundscapes and rich delicate guitar melodies.
This Autumn the band are to release a new album with some Danish tour dates planned for later this month, but prior to this Rainbrother have shared this brand spanking, glowingly warm new track! Black Chemicals feels like a snug blanket on a cold night, it’s so warm and welcoming, enveloping you in a mellow glow of high-reaching vocals and soothing guitars. In an interview with AUK Rainbrother explains how “The song is about all the beautiful and scary stuff that breaks loose inside of you when you love and want to be loved, about the big black animal that walks its own ways, defies all reason.”
Check it out above and keep your eyes peeled for their new album this Autumn!