With the release of his debut full length album approaching, aBIRD premiered his third, and final, single “A Cool Island Song” on the heels of recent releases “Polluto” and “The Sun and the Moon.” A lot has been made in the past year about the artistic turn made by Adam Bird. He’s adopted an electro pop sound which he employs so uniquely and proficiently. The beats are catchy and the composition is tight and succinct. However, different still from the past two singles, “A Cool Island Songs” features a lighter, tropical swing to juxtapose the more straight ahead pieces.
The video was directed by Rob Fitzgerald and is comprised of two main sequences. One, a choppy, scratched performance take of Bird, and the other some overly exposed retro home movies, which when played along with Bird’s lyrics creates a strong sense of nostalgia and longing for what has already been lost, with “Anywhere you go/ You’ll always take/ A little part of me” ringing in your head.
When Bird was a guest on our Racket Radio Podcast, one of the topics we focused on was artistic and creative integrity as it relates to an artist’s personal expression in their music, and Bird’s ability to continue to push the boundaries of what is expected of him and his music and to continue to make art on his own terms continues to impress and inspire me. Check it out below. I hope it has the same effect on you.
Adam gave man-birth to N.J. Racket and is as close to an "editor-in-chief" the site has. He's a god awful photographer.