Exploring Birdsong release new video for The Downpour

Exploring Birdsong
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British melodic prog trio Exploring Birdsong have released a video for their new single The Downpour. You can watch the whole video below.

 "The Downpour has always has been a special song for us," they tell Prog. "Written more or less in the space of a night, the song focuses directly on loss, and the emotional turmoil that can come with it. With this is mind, our intention was to leave it open to interpretation lyrically - due to the emotional nature of the lyrical content, we felt it important that the listener is able to make the song as personal to them as it is us." 

The Downpour is taken from the band's forthcoming EP The Thing With Feathers, which will be released on Long Branch records on November 29. A concept piece about the Seamus Heaney poem Bye Child and the story of Kevin Halfpenny, one of the most bizarre cases of child cruelty ever recorded. This is mirrored in the EP title and cover art with broken backbones becoming broken wings. The title itself also references Emily Dickinson’s Hope Is The Thing With Feathers poem, which itself is a call-back to the music found within.

The Thing With Feathers can be pre-ordered here.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.