Birdeatsbaby is undoubtedly one of the most promising bands that I know to emerge from England that has a unique blend of artistic and musical vision that appeals to a wide range of audiences than just rock. Over the years, the band has crafted a distinguishing character through their moody and artsy music, they are now ready to conquer.
The musical foundation of the band belongs to the cinematic world, even though it might be recognized as progressive rock. Their concept doesn’t have the limitation of music written with the classic band setup of four instruments, and you never feel like you’re listening to somehow familiar music. They have that what separates great from good bands.
Illuminate is mainly structured on a cinematic music form that incorporates influences in its composition and instrumentation. The vocalist plays the starring role with her magical voice, immediately pulling the listener into the surreal Birdeatsbaby world. Her voice, attitude, and performances reminded me of vintage cinema, she is truly the queen of this impressive music.
The instrumentation also deserves credit for its craftsmanship. Every single element serves a bigger purpose, creating an experience that leaves listeners/viewers wanting more of this dark energy.
Lastly, their visionary foundation is accompanied by another precise artist sitting on the producer’s chair. The project shows immense potential with its sound character and production, reminding me of industry-leading works with its richness and elegance. They have the dark energy of Opeth, cinematic influences of Massive Attack, and the artsiness of Depeche Mode.