Artist: Blackbird & The Storm
Single: Broken Wings
Label: Ed Records
Blackbird & The Storm aka Marie-Juliette Bird is an artist to keep an eye out for this year with the release of the album Songs For A Drowning World on the horizon.
And the first song to be lifted from that album is Broken Wings - a track that has quite an ethereal quality to it.
This is a track that very much explores the relationship between nature and human nature and it is very much ode or lament to the power of birdsong.
Throughout the track sounds of nature are woven into the track such as birdsong as well as the sound of thunder and this gives the song a real atmosphere.
The inclusion of these sounds is a brave move because it quite easily could have been a huge distraction from the song itself and yet it works incredibly well.
Marie-Juliette Bird has an intoxicating and rather captivating song that really does grab your attention and draw you in.
The relationship between nature and humanity is a very moving theme and Bird has produced a powerful track that really does deliver a very strong message.
Broken Wings is one of the most original sounding tracks of 2013 and I am very excited to hear what she has done with the rest of the album.
Blackbird & The Storm - Broken Wings is out now