Astralwerks released OTR & Au/Ra’s “Broken” Stripped. The lush reimagining of their single features orchestration by OTR and newly recorded vocals from Au/Ra. Download / stream “Broken” Stripped HERE.
The two artists also collaborated on the official video for “Broken.” Unveiled today, the striking black and white clip was shot in isolation between Atlanta, where OTR is based, and Antigua, the Caribbean island where Au/Ra resides. Blake Lake directed with creative direction by Joe Mortimer and visual effects by John Smith (Strange Process). View the video HERE.
Ryan Chadwick – the 28-year old aerospace engineer-turned-producer behind OTR – says, “I wanted to let the meaning of ‘Broken’ shine through by creating a stronger sense of tension. It was a lot of fun searching for ways to capture it musically, and in the end, I think Au/Ra and I did a great job taking this track to a new place.” Au/Ra is known for her A-class pop songs that explore the dark nature of humanity with huge pop hooks. Her breakout hit “Panic Room” went on to be remixed by underground duo Camelphat and now sits at 40 million streams.