Track Premiere: 'Birds Fly, Trees Fall' by Toni Sidgwick
Hailing from picturesque County Durham, singer-songwriter Toni Sidgwick has lovingly created a record that strongly demonstrates a display of Indie-Folk alchemy.
Opening with melodic, gentle finger-style guitar playing, the track flows like a stream through a sun-drenched wood in high autumn.
Beautifully emotive, her delicate, warm tones elevate this record and demonstrate her gift for plaintive vocals that compliment the instrumental dynamics perfectly throughout.
‘Birds Fly, Trees Fall’ has an enchanting arrangement of melodies and subtle techniques. And, if you’re as in love with this genre of music as I am, you’ll be listening to this glorious composition again, and again.
I am certain that with each visit you'll find yourself hearing something new that makes you smile. For me, it was the shimmy of the egg shaker.
The silky sound of the string section works wonderfully to gave an additional gravitas to the melancholic lyrics of this stunning new single.
Toni’s story-driven lyricism paints a descriptive soundscape of truly relatable and poetic music. There’s a subjective metaphor weaving through ‘Birds Fly Trees Fall’ which laments the inevitable situation in a relationship or part of life when the winds of change are blowing and you realise it’s time to end one chapter and begin a new one.
“I ran when I heard you call. I couldn’t save you. I couldn’t stop the stars from going out”
Inspiration has clearly been taken from Toni’s emotive, musical influences, Ben Howard, and Tracey Chapman, and this can be heard throughout the well-balanced instrumentation and vocal prowess, which is as uplifting as it is mesmerising.
You get the same feeling listening to ‘Birds Fly, Trees Fall’ as you do when you take a deep breath of fresh air.
A truly invigorating masterclass of clean and pure music from the heart and soul. A work of indie-folk art for all the senses.
Words by Snazy Craigs