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English band Wildwood Kin sings about self-acceptance in ‘Beauty in Your Brokenness’: Listen

There’s beauty in your brokenness.

I am the preventive type, so if it were up to me, we would not become broken at any point of our lives. However, it isn’t reality. Wildwood Kin’s new record seems to be a guide to make the best out of the situation. It is one of many album cuts that the British singer-songwriter can get behind because of its message: Self-acceptance.

Taking Japanese artwork as inspiration, Beth asks,

Have you heard about kintsugi? It is a Japanese art where they take broken pottery and put it back together using lacquer, dusted with gold and silver powder, to make a unique piece of art with intricate patterns only the brokenness creates. It is a reminder that our imperfections, mishaps and tragedies shape us and make us who we are.

‘Beauty In Your Brokenness’ is a message for us, too, Emillie continues. We’re not natural performers. We all think we’re not good enough, or confident enough to do this. But then people come to us after shows and say they liked our most awkward and weird moments, so it seems the mishaps make us relatable. Being who you are is the best approach to life.

The sisters Beth (bouzouki) and Emillie (guitar) and their cousin, Meghann Loney, just played the Glastonbury Festival in London. Stream the audio to hear the message of acceptance.


Written by Richardine Bartee

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