Izzy Heltai “Songbird” – Listen

Izzy Heltai will release his debut album ‘Father‘ on October 9th, and this is the second single getting an advance release from it.  ‘Songbird‘ is a questioning song – to stay or to go, does it make a difference?  Would anyone notice either way?  Is one person more involved in this relationship than the other ?  Is there even a relationship?

‘Songbird’ came into the world in an unusual way, after Izzy Heltai had an experience which gifted him both a song and an anecdote, but he tells it best.  “I was in Pittsburgh one night in early June. At this point, I’d been touring for about a month and a half and was pretty drained. As a rule of thumb, many of us road trippers, car campers, or just plain ole’ masochists know that it’s Walmart’s common practice to allow overnight parking for the purposes of a good night’s rest. This was the night I learned it’s apparently not a nationwide policy.”   To the extent, in fact, that Izzy got kicked out of the parking lot by a security guard – but when he found another parking spot it turned out to all be for the best as he woke up with this song in his head.

Photo: Joanna Chattman

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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