Broken Luxury is a New York City-based electronic music duo comprised of vocalist Joshua Reynolds and producer and instrumentalist Zach Golden. Although both members hail from Chicago, IL, the Broken Luxury story first began in Boston, MA, where the two first met as students in pursuit of musical mastery at the esteemed Berklee College of Music. From there, the instinctive chemistry between the two writers/composers evolved into the genesis of Broken Luxury. Even when Golden was based in New York City and Reynolds in Chicago, the duo wrote, produced, and published their debut album across the country, transcending the 1,000 miles between them. Since then, Broken Luxury has expanded their audience nationally and internationally, performing at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, New York’s CMJ, and to a sold-out audience at the 2015 Electronic Beats Festival in Cologne, Germany.
The duo’s newly finished project and album, Énouement, portrays their redefined sound from more than 2 years of their creative and personal lives. Énouement embodies the full, dynamic range of visceral emotion and ambitious composition that combine to define Broken Luxury's ethos: "hope in love" - both compelling yet minimalistic, accessible yet complex. Self-produced from a humble three-bedroom apartment in Queens, each song on the continuous 10-track album is born from a loose yet intellectual technique of improvisation, fulfilling the duo’s heritage while formulating a pioneering style. From its anthemic ballads to soulful slow jams to energized dance hits, Énouement bends genres. It arouses a sense of familiar nostalgia with provocative lyrics and engaging melodies, yet it defies listeners' expectations with its avant-garde rhythms and arrangements, evoking a poignant sense of deja vu.
With an electronic sound and an acoustic soul, Broken Luxury's live shows invite their audience to a continuous, immersive, emotive journey. Their live sets are non-stop from the first to the last chord, with musical interludes weaving each song with the next. An entirely improvised visual projection experience blended with dynamic live instrumentation and vocals throughout their entire set, elevates their music outside of the digital realm enthralling the crowd for every single breath.