BLACKBIRD & THE STORM ‘BLACK CROW’: “I FELT LIKE I WAS LIVING INSIDE OF MY OWN SONG”
Blackbird & The Storm unveils “Black Crow” (out 17th February), the second single to be taken from her forthcoming debut album “The Water Is Rising”.
Black & The Storm is the exciting project by musician, singer and conceptual artist Marie-Juliette Bird who lives between Colorado and London.
Like its predecessor “Broken Wings”, “Black Crow” wonderfully samples the sounds of nature, mixed with acoustic and electronic instruments and layered with Bird’s intoxicating vocals…
Bizarrely, “Black Crow” was written just before Colorado’s worst floods in 100 years as a result of the worst rainfall of 1,000 years…Marie-Juliette Bird says: “The sirens that I used in the beginning of “Black Crow” – these are flood warning sirens that I had incorporated into the song months before our mixing date.” “As I was getting ready to leave for the mixing session, the same flood sirens were going off all over town and the rain was pounding down – I felt like I was living inside of my own song. The lyrical hook in the chorus of “Black Crow” is, simply: ‘The water is rising’. And the water, literally, was rising, all around us.”