Track-By-Track zum jünsten Album der sich zwischen Folk und Funk ansiedelnden Irin…
Erst vor Kurzem erschien das vierte Album von WALLIS BIRD. Hier sind exklusive Kommentare der Singer-Songwritern, auch bekannt als „Wallisimo“, zu den Songs von Architect und der CD der Deluxe Edition – im Original und komplett ungebügelt…
Dance. When I moved to Berlin, that’s pretty much all I did. Quite a lot with my eyes closed for hours. I was shaking off London. Off cobwebs, off the feeling I could hardly, hardly move.
I CAN BE YOUR MAN
And why can’t I? Because I’m a woman? Is that the only reason why? The true beauty of shouldn’t focus on which ‚gender‘ it’s coming from. Written in the light of Russia’s demonic & Stone Age approach to sexuality.
Can’t. Stop. Thinking. About. You. I. Need. To. Stop. Thinking. About. You.
HOLDING A LIGHT
Two people are in love. They are blindly magnetized to the companionship, and polarized by the truth of commitment. So they hide in each other. Behind each other. Will they/ won’t they?
Spring is bursting through the snow, and this represents the green shoot of love bursting through my heart again after a long cold ‚moving on‘ period. This new love sees us with a fascination of tarot cards and oracle readings, my cards told me to watch the heart, and you told me to be true to myself. How can I best continue through this advice?
Secrecy. Flirting. Sex. Feminine passions.
Dedicated to the trinity of men who phased my perspective on music while I was making this album: Conor J. O’Brien, Jamie Doe, Boris Gronemberger. Intelligent & beautiful are they.
Why did I wait so long to get out of this relationship? We don’t know each other anymore. I’m going dancing. Dance till I’m half dead. Dance what I want to say.This is a nod to disco iconia and the importance of movement (dancing) to move on.
Moved to Berlin, a new country, and newly single where I searched for and rebuilt myself from new material. Aurally, this represents the madness of change in doing that.
RIVER OF PAPER
Long distance relationships feed on romance. Our letters became handwritten, pages of books were read aloud at night, our love turned into words. Words floated away, and we became just a melody. And sadly, that melody floated away, in time. The door had to eventually close on this one.
ANI DIFRANCO – LITTLE PLASTIC CASTLE
Imagine waiting for that drop to kick in. Maaaaan, this tune made me insta-bawl with happiness for so long. Best alternative love song ever!
THE STRANGLERS -PEACHES
It’s all about that baseline. I had no idea how bold this song was till I learned the lyrics. We went fairly bold on this one. My flatmates are howling and panting on the track for me. Fun!
SAM SPARRO – BLACK AND GOLD
Killer tune. It’s just so damn stylish. So simple and meaningful. Love it.
VILLAGERS – BECOMING A JACKAL
I Love this man and this band. This song is so incredibly written. I recorded it a little fast, cos I got too excited about recording it!
ELKIE BROOKS – PEARLS A SINGER
My Dad asked me to record this one. So it’s for him. I used to sing this at covers gigs when he and I were traveling around in the early 00’s. Good times.
BJORK – JÓGA
She’s the queen. It’s one of her most open of songs.. The string arrangement is just so beautiful. I knew it would feel almost healing to sing that arrangement, and sure enough, I was in a sort of elation as it was coming together. Such a gift of a song.
MASSIVE ATTACK – TEARDROP
Of all time, this is one of the best songs ever made. The fact that it was such a huge hit always installs in my mind that mainstream is way more intellectual than it gets credit for. I love to play this live, just for that continuous rolling beat and bass pattern.
IAN DURY – HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHEM STICK
This song! It heads straight for my feet, and I dance with my brain. All that poly rhythm and melody, all in the pocket. The groove is so infectious. It’s so filthy as well as being slick. Such a great combination of extreme craftsmanship and don’t give a fuck.
THE BEATLES – IN MY LIFE
This is dedicated to my best friend. Her Mum passed away and we sang this for her farewell
CALEDONIA – DOLORES KEANE
For my most beloved past lovers, and my closest of friends, biggest of memories, this has been the song that has been there- like my shadow.
(Kaiserlichkoeniglich / Bird Records)
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