Unrequited love is hard but it’s so much sweeter when you got a good soundtrack. BLACK BIRD HUM have given us that with their new single ‘Say You Want’ which draws from traditional smooth reggae vibes and a touch of 60s doo-wop to bring an all together romantic and chill number to soothe your lovelorn heart.
It’s a John Hughes teen crush movie plot in 3 and a half minutes. The song meanders through the emotional trajectory of finding love but then not quite knowing what to do from there. Do you tell the girl? How do you tell them? You just want some sort of sign! It’s the feelings we’ve all had and they’re so universal that these chill vibes will either offer immediate comfort for the love sick or transport you back to those days of Summer (lost) loves.
“The lyrics start off from a pretty standard boy meets girl angle, but the story had a bit of a mind of its own and by the time the bridge comes around, it’s pretty clear our hero just isn’t getting the message that the girl’s not vibing on him. You want him to move on but he doesn’t. And then we’ve run out verses to write his redemption in, so we have to leave him hanging with that tension. Maybe there needs to a Part 2 to this track where he comes good.” Black Bird Hum
Best known as a party reggae band, this foray into the groovier, mellower side of the genre just shows how well this band take a range of sounds and influences to create a diverse collection of songs in their hit parade. Something the band has been hard at work honing in and fine tuning their songwriting craft having recently spent a week holed up in the NSW southern highlands on a writing sojourn.
BLACK BIRD HUM’S previous single was well received by fans and critics alike
“SICK!!” – Triple J – Nkechi Anele
“Black Bird Hum know how to party!” – The Music
“One of the highlights of the inaugural Australian Music Week” AU Review
Black Bird Hum are no strangers to the live stage relentlessly touring the country regularly. This has not only won them legions of fans but also made them a favourite amongst festivals. They’ve also shared the stage with Arrested Development (USA), The Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Collie Buddz (USA), Kingfisha, and more. The band will be wooing you with their new single on their huge tour from July 1st, which of course features a few festival slots too.
‘SAY YOU WANT’ TOUR DATES
Sunday 1 July Steyne Hotel Manly
Saturday 14 July Spring St Social Bondi
Tuesday 17 July Duo Smiggins Hotel Smiggins
Wednesday 18 July Smiggins Hotel Smiggins
Saturday 21 July Jax Bar Perisher Resort
Saturday 21 July Station Resort Jindabyne
Sunday 22 July Blue Cow Deck Perisher Resort
Saturday 28 July Federal Toowoomba
Sunday 26 August Liverpool Street FESTIVAL
Friday 10 August 505 Sydney
Sunday 26 August Steyne Hotel Manly
Friday 14 September Nimbin Roots FESTIVAL
Saturday 15 September Royal Mail Hotel Goodna
Sunday 16 September Hoey Moey Coffs Harbour
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‘Say You Want’ will be released digitally Friday 6th July 2018