Here’s the first single from Blackbird Blackbird's upcoming, currently untitled sophomore album. Mikey says that it's going to feature 10-12 songs in accord with his earlier work under the retired Bye Bye Blackbird moniker - glittery, island beckoning pop with undeniable charm. In other BB news, you can watch the brand new video for the mid-summer anthem, “Pure,” here.
Just when you thought Blackbird Blackbird was done for a while, he’s gone ahead and made another gorgeous track in next to no time since the release of last week’s “Starlight.” This time, Mikey teamed up with the illustrious Emily Reo (check out her collab with Truman Peyote here) to create the truly mesmerizing “Fade to White.” It features a jittery sample of Emily’s vocals from their upcoming “Modern Disbelief” collaboration, fixed within the layers of the ethereal atmosphere Mikey so readily establishes in his music. Download it below and be sure to keep an eye out for their “Modern Disbelief” collaboration, due out very soon.
It’s undeniable that Mikey Sanders of California’s Blackbird Blackbird is about as prolific as they come. In just this past month, he’s released two free EPs, Modern Disbeliefand Rarities, both of which are available for free download on hisbandcamppage. Outside of that, he has a 17-song full-length,Summer Heart(availablehere) along with countless other collaborations, remixes, and coverscirculating around the internet. His latest release, “Starlight,” sticks closely to the lush aesthetic of his previous work, the marked difference being Steph Thompson on vocals. Her voice lends new layers to the sound of Blackbird Blackbird, and with minimal reverb added, blends seamlessly into the conglomerate of sweeping synthesizers. According to Mikey, if all goes well, we can expect more from this duo in the near future.
Blackbird Blackbird's “Hawaii” has been through it's fair share of remixes, first Sunvisor, then Teen Daze, and now NIVA. Taking a song that already glides like a parachute through the air, Sweden’s Christian Niva has added even more warm air beneath the fabric to let it fall ever so slowly. He’s got an album, Feverish Dreams, coming out in later this year, but for now you can click here to download two tracks and here to stream another. Also, be sure to pick up Blackbird Blackbird’s Summer Heart LP from his bandcamp.
Plus, in case you missed the other brilliant remixes of “Hawaii,” you can download them both below.