Thanks to Apple Music, I’ve been getting to round out music for various artists I love, checking out albums from before or after I found them. Checking out live albums, EPs and other projects. One of the best random gems I’ve found this way is Broken Bride by one of my very favorites, Ludo.
Broken Bride is about 25 minutes, and is a concept album of sorts. Well, EP I guess. Well, rock opera from what I’m seeing online. It’s some of their earlier work, from 2005, but the science fiction and fantastical elements are all spot on with their later work.
The basic plot is this: a man in the future is granted a time machine to use to save the city, but he wants it for a selfish reason: to get back to the day that the woman he loved died. Back to 1989.
It does not go well.
And it tends to get me pretty emotional by the end – it’s really just great. And hey, like everything, there’s a few versions on YouTube. Here’s one: enjoy!