Song of the Day, May 11: Songbird by James Walbourne

WalbourneSongbirdToday’s song is James Walbourne’s Songbird. Well established as a session musician and occasional member of two bands before he recorded his debut album, the singer and guitarist crafted a wonderful set of folk-pop songs. This is one of the finest, a gentle track of sorrow and loss. Building on the naturalistic themes that run through much of the disc, Walbourne tells us that he misses his songbird. As the literal absence of a natural element in his city-bound life or a metaphor for a love left behind, the lyrics work nicely.

Enjoy this charming song today, in a great live version.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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