Four years after Deep In The Iris, Canadian band Braids (Raphaelle Standell-Preston, Taylor Smith, Austin Tufts) released a new album titled Shadow Offering which is out via Secret City Records. They also shared a new video for the opening track “Here 4 U.” They explain: “‘Here 4 U’ is an oldie in our books. The original demo dates back four or five years, written while Austin and I spent a few months snowboarding in Los Angeles. It was one of the first songs we wrote for Shadow Offering, but the last we finished.

We nearly lost this one on the cutting room floor, but in finding the album’s identity in the final weeks of mixing, so too did this song. In a way, it encapsulates the process of making this record – bursts of excitement and exploration, stretches of self-doubt, long days, long months, and the blissful self-discovery of finding our voice for this album.”

“‘Here 4 U’ is a song about love, about a fleeting relationship, about the aftermath, and about the desire to be there for someone in a new light. The fear of love, the fear of what it means to give, and what it takes, to protect it. It’s the swirling thoughts as love falls apart, and the pillars to hold on to throughout.”

Check the full streaming below.