Exclusive Video Premiere: Colin Lillie “Broken” (2020)

Taken from EP Petrichor, “Broken” is the latest from Alice Springs singer-songwriter Colin Lillie. We’re excited to be bringing you an exclusive look at the track’s video here on The AU Review!

Since the release of acclaimed debut album Glass Homes, Lillie has had a great run, including taking home the first ever NT Live Voice of the Year.

Latest EP Petrichor will drop this Friday, and will see Lillie further embrace his folk sound. The full band is stripped back, showcasing raw vocals and a few flourishes.

“Broken”, co-written with Pip Norman (Count Bounce) and Mark Pearl (Texture Like Sun), urges listeners to open up and ask for help when they need it.

Of the track, Lillie says:

“The song shares the power of letting go and opening up to another. Sadly there are too many friends and family who suicide due to feeling unable to share their darkness. My fear is that at this time there are many folks locked away in their heads due to all the recent devastation, and as a result are struggling to find the strength to ask for help.” 

“Just like the Japanese art of Kintsugi, where repairing broken pottery with powdered gold, silver, or platinum brings more value to something which may have been thrown away, when we share our pain we begin to repair ourselves. I believe its OK to be broken because it means I’m not perfect, and with that comes my own uniqueness that makes me who I am warts and all.” 

Check out the track – complete with the never before seen video – below!

Created by Eden Mulhollan of Faux Design, the video was filmed entirely on mobile devices. Described as an “honest, yet simple reflection” of the track, the current isolation guidelines gave Lillie and Mulholland the perfect opportunity to realise their goal of creating a music clip using Lillie’s Instagram account.

You can pick up copies of both Petrichor and Glass Homes via Lillie’s website! And with restrictions gradually starting to ease up across the country, be sure to keep an eye on Lillie’s Instagram and Facebook pages for updates!

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