Your new favorite music video and Happy Christmas Eve! Crane Like The Bird – “Wishing Cap (feat. James Mercer)”

Crane Like The Bird has a new record scheduled for release on the 18th of January 2019 and it’s looking like it is something to really be excited about if the video is any indicator of how well crafted the songwriters for Crane Like The Birds is.  Plus this record features a whole bunch of renowned songwriters in the genre such as; Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), James Mercer (The Shins), Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), Luke Steele (Empire of the Sun), Sabina Sciubba (Brazilian Girls), Peter Morén (Peter Bjorn and John),M. Ward, Blake Mills, Acclaimed Pedal Steel Guitarist Daniel Lanois, and Jazz Pianist Brad Mehldau.

“The impeccable collaborations on the album makes it come alive with diverse palettes; Conor Oberst on lush track “When I See” featuring Daniel Lanois on pedal steel and Kurt Rosenwinkel on electric guitar, James Mercer on jangly, fast-driving opener “Wishing Cap,” Luke Steele on synth-laced “Mendocino,” Peter Morén on New Wave–inflected “Glass Half Full” and Sabina Sciubba in spoken French on the shimmering “Kaleidoscope,” blossoming under jazz pianist Brad Mehldau.”

The album is said to cover a variety of topics ranging from Nintendo, love and loss, as well as extreme winter sports.

About the production of “Wishing Cap” the stage is set by a jangly chorused guitar and a driving beat that listens playfully but could be considered similar to an 80’s style like the Smiths.  The bass guitar starts with a playful melody as the vocals fade in with a slightly unintelligible melody that sounds a bit chopped and screwed.  James Mercer starts performing as the instrumentation thins out to make room for the recognizable voice.  The rhythmic cadence of the vocal melody is assertive and emotive.

Give it a listen!

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