It seems we all have places in our minds filled with thoughts and feelings we typically try to avoid. Whether it be coming to terms with a self-deprecating coping strategy of a broken relationship, or surrendering to our feelings of vulnerability, those confrontations we take with ourselves are most difficult to reconcile. For me, ‘Between Broken’ is an album that lives in those confrontations.
What feels particularly special is the relatability throughout. Even if we don’t exactly identify with a song, it still inspires empathy for those who do. Dabin’s visual representation for the album is “broken pieces and things being held together by a thread, and Kintsugi, which is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the pieces with gold.” In a sense, our imperfections are what make us beautiful, and our fragility is what makes us human.
Dabin’s extensive list of collaborators includes MYRNE, Nurko, and William Black. Vocalists include, but are not limited to, Essenger, Mokita, Donovan Woods, Trella, Lowell, Koste, Xxajii, Noelle Johnson, and Cappa. Every collaboration brings a unique flair that glues the album together in a beautiful way.
Listen to ‘Between Broken’ below.