London's Heavy Heart is back with another episode in their Song of the Month project. With each new offering, the 5-piece indie pop band sharpen an already firm grasp on spot on indie pop. After the wistful charm 'Time Will Stand Still' in January and the headstrong 'What Became of Laura R?' in February, the band offers up the slow burning introspective, 'Yellowbird' for March.
Last week, I spoke to the always charming Anna of Heavy Heart and here's what she had to say about 'Yellowbird'.
"The yellow bird in the song is an incarnation of my worst self - a kind of spirit brought into being by sadness, loneliness, self-doubt, fear, anger -- which sits, symbolically, in the rafters just above my head. Each of its feathers has been earned by some personal act of negativity. The idea was partly inspired by the malevolent yellow bird which Abigail claims to see Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
I wanted to write a song reminding myself not to feed this bird by giving into those feelings. I still don't always take my own advice, but by giving the thing a name and a shape it has made it easier to manage. The final section of the song has vocals with no lyrics and is meant to symbolise setting this spirit free and letting go."
In addition to recording what Anna thinks are the best songs they've done so far, they're planning their first vinyl release and preparing for their next London show at The Borderline on April 21st. More UK summer dates and one or two small festivals are in the works, as is possible mainland Europe. I certainly am hoping for some May dates during my time in the UK. Crossing my fingers for a performance, but if not, certainly a long hello with a pint or two is in order. Right, now that you're sorted, stream 'Yellowbird' below.