‘Birdsong‘ – it’s that little gift from nature that brightens your day. Only why did it make Sadie Gustafson-Zooks squirm? Well, let’s see if this rings any bells: “Birdsong makes me squirm / ’cause I’ve learned / to assume it’s from a man / Standing by the road / cig’ in tow / making all kinds of demands.” Taken from her new EP ‘Vol 1‘, this is a sweet and gentle folk song about repulsive behaviour and the insidious and unexpected effects it can have. To steal the joy from birdsong….that’s pretty low.
The pure voice alongside that fancy finger-picking comes from studying classical vocal performance as a coloratura soprano. Sadie Gustafson-Zooks also has a storied musical career – her first band was back when she was six and she played with her parent’s folk duo. Some years later and with a couple of albums behind her 2021 looks exciting not only with the EP release but later in the year the album ‘Sin of Certainty.‘ Add in a return to live gigs and everything would be just peachy.