Fresh off the back of a stand-out Glastonbury performance, young band Wildwood Kin have released their new single – “Beauty in Your Brokenness” – a delicate acoustic offering centred aroung the theme of self-acceptance. Taking inspiration from the Japanese art of ‘Kintsugi’ (the idea of something becoming more beautiful for having been damaged or broken), the visuals from the track are memorably unique, and a promising sign of a band who has arrived on the scene with a bang.
Speaking on the track, Beth – who plays the bouzouki in the band – explains: “Have you heard about kintsugi? It is a Japanese art where they take broken pottery and put it back together using lacquer, dusted with gold and silver powder, to make a unique piece of art with intricate patterns only the brokenness creates. It is a reminder that our imperfections, mishaps and tragedies shape us and make us who we are.”
“We wanted the video to create a light-hearted, natural vibe to reflect the meaning behind the song and our personalities”, continues Meg, another member of the band. “We decided to choose warm, gold colours to represent the Kintsugi inspired meaning behind the song. It was a great experience working with the team from Sitcom Soldiers. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did making it”.
Check out the video below.