Charm of Finches Releases New Song “Heavy” from New Album “Wonderful Oblivion”
- Melbourne based alt-folk sister duo Charm of Finches unveiled a new song “Heavy” on October 1, 2021.
The song is the sixth single off of their up coming third studio album “Wonderful Oblivion”.
The duo recorded the song their home. It was written by Mabel Windred-Wornes and Ivy Windred-Wornes
Charm of Finches shared on social media, “This song is an expression of the sadness and frustration we feel about the state of the world. The song reflects on how, in this modern world, we have in many ways lost our connection to nature. Consumerism and a culture of narcissism are coping mechanisms to fill the void where that future shock, emptiness and sadness would be.”
The duo continued, “There are new landscapes, not just emotional, but outward-looking and far horizons. 'Heavy' is the first song where we have expressed our fears about the environmental crisis. Lyrically we were inspired by artists like Sufjan Stevens, Joanna Newsom and Aldous Harding to take a finer paintbrush and create vivid scenes with absolute minute details.”
- The new album comprises of 11-track, produced by Daniel Ledwell.
It is set to be released on October 22, 2021 via AntiFragile Music.
The duo explained, “With this album, we feel we have emerged from the deeply interior realm and grief of ‘Your Company’, which was really a healing album, into a completely new mood. Working remotely with Daniel Ledwell in Canada, we were in a place of new possibilities and adventure, both with sounds, as well as the stories we wanted to tell. We feel there was a spirit of discovery and playfulness.”
The duo continued, “We’ve reflected on how lots of the songs can be linked to the title Wonderful Oblivion. ‘Gravity’ is about false hope and reality-denying positivity and how it can be counterproductive – it’s like choosing to live in wonderful oblivion (denial) to mask pain and fear. ‘Canyon’, inspired by dreams, is another sort of wonderful oblivion and ‘As A Child’ mourns the loss of the wonderful oblivion of childhood where there were no worries, only wonder and faith in goodness.”
- source : Apple Music