Airbird: "Goodnight"


The tug-of-war between metropolis and wilderness is one of the modern world’s most enduring stories. Symbols of solidarity and solitude, the two states/spaces are alternately celebrated and demonised in art, music, and literature. But they're not necessarily opposites. There is harmony to be found in aloneness, and loneliness in togetherness. That tension is central to the music of Joel Ford in his solo guise, Airbird. You don’t need to know the back story-- that last year Ford moved from the hubbub of New York City to the countryside of North Carolina, for one-- to hear the feeling of release in "Goodnight," a track from his debut EP Trust, on Software. It’s there in Ford’s vocals as he calls out into a clear night sky, unobstructed by high-rises and the glare of streetlights. Both looser and earthier than his previous work, this is electronic soul that stretches and soars. --Ruth Saxelby, Dummy

Trust EP is out May 29th on Software

Tagged: Breaking, Airbird
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