Winter Beats

Songfacts®:

  • I Break Horses are real life Swedish couple Fredrik Balck and Maria Linden, whose lavishly textured dreamy electro-pop tunes made many critics' end of year lists in 2011. This anthemic song is from their debut album, Hearts, which was released on 22 August 2011 on Bella Union.
  • The pair named themselves after a Smog song, which was originally recorded in a session on BBC Radio 1 DJ John peel's show and broadcast November 12, 1997. "I Break Horses" was later released as the b-side to Smog's 1999 single "Cold Blooded Old Times."
  • Irish actor Cillian Murphy is such a fan of I Break Horses that he agreed to star in this song's music video. Many of you will know him from his role of Scarecrow in Batman Begins.

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