Paper Cranes 折り鶴
With songs that ponder the meaning of life, love, and our fleeting existence in this beautiful world, Paper Cranes 折り鶴 music is warm, yet melancholy.
Husband-and-wife team Fraser and Naomi Browne are the driving force behind the group, with lyrics and music influenced by Fraser’s background in literature and Naomi’s Japanese upbringing.
Oh, Love!, their debut EP, was released September 2012.
The Road Home was released March 20, 2015. The album was warmly received critically and reached number 6 on the local New Zealand charts, and number 29 on the NZ General charts. Paper Cranes 折り鶴 played on Good Morning TV, Kiwi FM, B Fm, and Life FM, Poor Boy Radio, and embarked on a full tour around New Zealand in support of the album.
The band wrote their follow-up album Voices in Huia, near the beautifully scenic Waitakere Ranges in Auckland, and the port city of Tauranga. The new album was released on January 18, 2019 with the lead single ‘Heartbeat’. It debuted at #1 on the IMNZ charts and #12 on the NZ artists NZ music charts, and the band went on a full tour in support of the album.
“The Road Home [has] the air of an album that’s just waiting for everyone to discover it” – Mike Alexander, Sunday Star Times -- 5 stars
“[The Road Home] is an excellent debut by the small ensemble” – Graeme Reid, Elsewhere.co.nz
“The first full length from Paper Cranes, three years after their debut EP, proves well worth the wait, each song deserving a long pondered listen – Finn McLennan-Elliott, NZ Musician
“The Road Home is a quiet, intricate and carefully layered set of songs” – Gary Steel, Metro Magazine
Paper Cranes 折り鶴’s tracks