Thursday, 4 February 2021

WATCH: Maja Lena - 'Birch'

Some very exciting news and a delightful new track for your Thursday! I loved the debut Maja Lena track Avalanche a couple of months back (ish? time is a construct...) and the follow up Hammer the Iceberg which snuck out over the festive period. Maja is back with a gorgeous new release, Birch, and news of her debut album. A debut solo record for Maja (the solo moniker and Swedish nickname of Marianne Parrish) but not her first foray into the industry by any means, having been part of the alt-folk band Low Chimes. The Keeper is due for release on 23rd July via Chiverin Records, and was recorded with former bandmate Rob Pemberton at his home studio in Stroud. 

On the track, Maja explains that "Birch is a song about feeling vulnerable yet elated. About starting a new phase of life and love, yet also knowing that this elation could be snatched away at any given moment. The Birch tree here is a symbol for this feeling, and its branches moving in the wind resemble a feeling of freedom and excitement."

"Birch was the first song written for my debut album The Keeper, so it feels like an extra special one to release. The video was filmed entirely on Super 8 in The Lake District by my good friend Martha Webb, whose work I've long admired. She also made the incredible dress that I am wearing in the video." 

Pre-save the record here

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