Let's finish off the first 'real' work week with something as mellow as the weekend will hopefully be.
Birthh's tender voice comes to us once again (after "Supermarkets") to deliver the beautifully sad, folk-tingled "Parakeet" - a song, dedicated to her grandmother. Alice (Birthh) shares the heart-touching story:
Growing up I used to spend a lot of time with my grandma, she was the silent type, definitely someone who showed her love through action, not as much through words. She had two parakeets, her eyes watered a little when the first one died, she loved Nougat and I don’t remember her ever yelling at me - or at anybody else for that matter. Two years ago I was touring around Europe supporting Hein Cooper, my dad called me and said that nana just had a stroke, that she survived but wasn’t really the nonna Franca we were used to anymore. Before visiting her at the hospital I collected all the pictures and memories I had of my childhood with her, that’s how “Parakeet" was born. Every line is a memory, music is a time machine, I wrote this one for myself and myself only.
"Parakeet" is out of her sophomore album WHOA, out 6th March.