BlackieBlueBird – ‘A Symphony Of Shadows’

A Symphony Of Shadows is the gripping new album from BlackieBlueBird, the Copenhagen-based dream-pop duo of singer Heidi Lindahl and composer Nils Lassen. “Flying Too Close to the Ground” is a mesmerizing opener, melding haunting vocals, string-laden infusions, and dreamy guitar work for a strong atmospheric intrigue. “Please Don’t Go” follows with a captivating, ghostly enthrallment; the eerie vocal quivers and wordless backing combine in masterful form. A twangier, though equally haunting, production stirs on “My Trembling Guitar,” another success on an album full of them.

A more elaborate orchestration and twinkling precision emanates on “What Time Is It?” — another masterclass in songwriting, and this time reminiscent enjoyably of Weyes Blood and Marissa Nadler. The “no secret,” vocal sequence is especially resonating, building into a chilling refrain with sturdy strings and a momentum-filled brief pause into the title-touting refrain. A Symphony Of Shadows is a fantastic showcase in dream-pop atmospherics from BlackieBlueBird.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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