Brooke Fraser is bringing out her highly-anticipated new album Brutal Romantic on Friday - but The New Zealand Herald are allowing fans to have an exclusive listen to the album this week, for free.
The album stream confirms what many already assumed after the first couple of singles - she's drastically changed from the days of her acoustic-guitar-driven songs, in an attempt to move into sounds that are more innovative and experimental.
She says "I really felt that Flags [her third album, released in 2010] was the end of a trilogy for me as an artist. I felt like I'd explored the folk pop singer songwriter world."
"I knew that I had always set my voice against really warm organic sounds, and I really wanted to experiment with setting my voice against different textures - spiky things and cold things and mechanical things, and bring out the tension and contrast and balance that could be enjoyed if I did that."
Have a listen to the entire album, for free, for the entire week, on the Herald website.