Spotlight: Broods

Since releasing their breakthrough debut album, Evergreen, in 2014, the brother-sister duo of Georgia and Caleb Nott — better known as Broods — spent the better part of two years on the road learning the ins and outs of what it means to be a band. For an act that was thrust into the international spotlight when both members were just barely out of school, the experience of playing big stages around the world had a powerful effect on the music they would choose to make next. It makes sense that when it came time to make a new album, assuming control would be a priority. A renewed sense of confidence is evident on Conscious — Broods' highly anticipated sophomore album. Recorded at studios between Los Angeles and the band's native homeland of New Zealand, the album is an audacious step forward for the band. Co-produced by long-term collaborator Joel Little (Lorde, Ellie Goulding, Jarryd James), Broods, Alex Hope (Troye Sivan), and Captain Cuts (Halsey, Tove Lo), the record is both bigger and bolder than anything the duo have done before. The album's anthemic first single, "Free," is already in the Top 30 at Alternative radio and has amassed more than 7 million streams globally on Spotify, and nearly 10 million streams worldwide across all platforms. The single has been certified Gold in Australia and New Zealand.  NPR hailed "Heartlines," which Broods co-wrote with fellow New Zealanders Lorde and Joel Little, as "a bubbly, revelatory dance track…soon to be a summer anthem. The album also includes "Freak of Nature," a darkly personal ballad about embracing and overcoming your own personal demons, which features Tove Lo on vocals. On the heels of their summer U.S. tour, the GRAMMY Museum welcomes Broods to the Clive Davis Theater for a conversation surrounding their new album and rising career, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. The conversation will be followed by an acoustic performance.