We've Seen Birds

Album: Smoke Fairies (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Smoke Fairies is a British blues and folk musical duo comprising Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies. Their 2012 Blood Speaks album sold poorly, despite being critically acclaimed. A disillusioned Davies told Blamire that she felt the pair had gone as far as they could go and didn't feel that Smoke Fairies should continue. It didn't take long for her to change her mind and Davies wrote this musical apology to Blamire. "I just wanted to say sorry to her – sorry I scared you like that," she told The Independent. "We realised this is our life. It was my way of saying, 'I'm back on board, let's go for it.'"
  • The song's music video finds the pair hand-making a giant bird sculpture out of wood which then takes flight from the top of a hill. "We wanted something fantastical and magical to represent the joy of the journey," Blamire told The Independent. "I guess we had come back round to seeing it as something really great that we were doing."

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