Imagine, if you will, that you’re walking through Vondelpark in Amsterdam – it’s near Christmas, you’re somewhat on the cold side, maybe picking up a jacket would have been a smart move. Love has abandoned you, and now, god damn it, all the birds are mocking you with your own worthlessness and letting you know that you never deserved love anyway. Pretty heavy, and if you imagine it then there’s a good chance that you are Matthew Swann, aka Astral Swans.
There’s certainly a hint of Belle and Sebastian about the catchy ‘Bird Songs‘, which contrasts upbeat melodies against darker lyrics.
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