Next month, Danish singer-songwriter Broken Twin (real name: Majke Voss Romme) will release her debut album, May, on ANTI Records. The fact that she’s releasing an album called May the last week in April is indicative of the slight twist Romme takes, using the piano as her primary instrument instead of an acoustic guitar in her melancholic folk songs. That mood permeates Romme’s black and white video for “Glimpse of a Time,” the first single off May, which Flavorwire is proud to premiere below.
“‘Glimpse’ is a very sparse and spacious song and I wanted to keep that feeling,” Romme tells Flavorwire. “So when we started out we didn’t have too many plans, except that we wanted [the video] to be shot somewhere empty. Somewhere old we could fill with something new. So we went looking for abandoned houses and somehow [director] Jonas Bang got connected to this great place. Beautiful rooms, high ceilings, lots of space, a bit trashed. Apparently, back in the day, this was where the king would stay over when he was out swan hunting. This was where he brought his secret mistresses. I mean, who wouldn’t want to do a video somewhere like that?”
Romme will bring her own 25 years of stories and sadness to May, which is comprised mostly of piano and strings. As she toured with the likes of Jens Lekman, Daughter, and James Vincent McMorrow over the last couple of years, Romme created more than 200 audio sketches on her phone and computer that led to May. It’s her haunting vocals that push the album forward, the reason her songs linger with you afterwards.
May is out April 29.