Heather Woods Broderick: Sleep Deprived Music Review


Heather Woods Broderick began working on her latest album, Labryinth, in 2020 when every musician in the world was at home instead of going on tour. Thank the heavens that the album is currently out for public consumption. Was anyone else so creative during the pandemic? After listening to Labryinth, I hope that you also believe that is a masterpiece.

“Many of us yearn for stillness and peace, as an escape from the movement all around us,” Broderick explains when asked about the themes of the album. “Yet movement is perpetual, happening all the time on some level. It’s as wild as the wind, yet eternally predictable in its inevitability. It is linear in part, but infinite in its circuitry. Our lives just punctuate it.”

Broderick’s musical genre would probably be described as indie/folk with a hint of electronica. At any rate, her music is melancholy and also uplifting in that way that sad songs are sometimes. All of her songs on the album are reflective of a myriad of feelings. Every song is so well crafted. Every word is in the right place.

The songs that I loved are “Admiration” and “Wherever I Go.” Honestly, there aren’t any less than great songs. Does Broderick sound like anyone else? Probably but I cannot name anyone specific. In my opinion, her lyrics set her apart from everyone.

If I could listen to this album anywhere, I would listen to the vinyl record in a vintage airbnb like The Shenandoah Church House in Virginia. They probably have an actual vinyl record player hanging around somewhere.

Give the album a listen and visit Broderick’s links listed below. Let me know what you think of Labryinth.

Heather Woods Broderick Links

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“Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.


  1. zdunno03 – Istanbul, Turkey – I'm a writer and an educator living in Istanbul, Turkey. I currently have two books published by Austin Macauley Publishers (Istanbul Days, Istanbul Nights & Rizzo's World) in the UK and three others (Night & Day, Wooing Wu, and Harry) available through amazon.com as kindles. Another mystery novel was translated into Turkish available through a publisher in Turkey. That's me as the writer. Currently I work independently as a coach/consultant in Turkey. Before this, I was a coach/consultant for managers at Petkim Petrol/Chemical Company in Izmir. I've also been the director of English language programs at five different colleges/universities: two in my native NY and three in Istanbul. That's me as the educator. I have two masters: an MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green University (why oh why oh why-o, did I ever go to Ohio?) and an MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Columbia University. And besides all that, I once managed a shoe store, a warehouse, owned a literary bookstore called Intellectuals & Liars in Santa Monica, CA, worked as a professional boy scout, wrote advertising copy for radio, did summer stock as an actor, clerked in a food co-op, was a busboy for a day at Ziggy's Kosher Restaurant, sold vacuum cleaners at Gimbels, was a green attendant at Cypress Hills Cemetery and so on.
    zdunno03 says:

    Beautiful vocal.

  2. 100 Country Trek – Hello. Nice to meet you. My journey to cover as much of the world as possible began in Costa Rica in 2003. This is a story in itself, but for now I'll tell the short version . On a hike around Manuel Antonio I started chatting with a fellow hiker from Belgium. He told me he had a trip planned to visit Borneo within a few weeks of his return home. He then went on to say he had been to at least fifty different countries. That was when the travel bug bit me. I haven't stopped going since and the journey has been so incredible . It is here that I will share some of the incredible travel experiences .
    100 Country Trek says:

    Thanks for sharing this Vocal Anita

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      You’re welcome! 🙂

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