The Birthday Letters – “The Baby Was Born In The Moss”


Another success from London-based artist The Birthday Letters, “The Baby Was Born In The Moss” swells from quaint acoustics into jangly rock fervor. Joseph Hughes’s suave vocals become steadily accompanied by twangy guitars and rhythmic additions past the 30-second mark, the guitar-laden effervescence joining with the rising vocals for a strong melodic impact. The “lightning hit the ground,” verse marks an especially memorable section, exuding a sort of ’90s alt-rock nostalgia that is followed by glistening, gentle pianos. “The Baby Was Born In The Moss” is further evidence of the project’s strong songwriting.

The track is “inspired by the act of creation itself and all the strange stories we tell ourselves about it.”

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2022’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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