Everyone deals with loss differently. Whether it be leaning on a friend or seeking guidance from a professional, the process is unique for each individual. For brothers Isaac and Thorald Koren, closure came in the form of their debut album I Went to the Sea to Be Free. Dedicated to their grandmother who they’d never met, the 14-track album takes us through a plethora of emotionally-charged productions and heartfelt lyricism. Holding nothing back, the duo easily navigates an array of complex emotions on the project, putting them on full display on each folk-tinged track.
“These songs made beauty from unspeakable loss and weaved gold from the lead in our hearts,” says Isaac Koren on the album. “We took ourselves on a songwriting journey, starting with a mess of ideas and slowly weaving the threads together, we created a songbook we are proud to share.”
From performances alongside Coldplay and P!nk to Certified Gold Records such as “The Kin”, the brother duo have been pioneering their own unique blend of folk-pop and indie over the years, before teaming up with Ken Rockwood on this compelling acoustic album. To fully experience this project, we suggest adding it to your “in your feels” playlist for maximum effect.
Listen to the album below…