today, lets just listen to the birds…
Posted in amsterdam, music, sound studio February 23rd, 2009 by piablog

Emiliana Torrini’s concert on friday night at the paradiso was sublime. She had my eyes filled with tears during many a song. With her sweet Icelandic accent, she has a way of telling a story that draws you right in, lifting you up on her lyrical wings and guiding you gently through the night air.

I was alight with inspiration and found myself documenting my emotions at my mind’s writing desk throughout the performance. I managed to remember most of it the next morning to materialise it in my journal. Like many pieces of my writing, I’m not sure what I will do with them but one day, I imagine them to be set free, somehow. If not always here, then somewhere.

With the aid of Emiliana’s sweet voice, I’d just like to start this week here in the (blog)house gently. To do so I give you a song which I heard for the first time on Friday night. It’s from her new album, Me and Armini. The song is called Birds, and Emiliana described it as a moment when her and her band were sitting out in the garden in Oxford one night under a tree, listening to the night birds, sipping wine and generally relaxing. It was such a beautiful night that she never wanted the moment to end. Please click here to listen, then sit back, close your eyes and enjoy.


click here to find out if Emiliana is touring near you sometime in the future.

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  1. apriliniowa says

    lovely. indeed. thank~you for sharing.

    February 24th, 2009 | #

  2. Ana says

    lovely tune, thanks for the link!

    February 24th, 2009 | #

  3. Maia says

    I love when another artist inspires one to a new direction or new form of expression in one’s own art. It is a wonderful currency between creative minds. The inspiration of another artist is always the most thrilling and nourishing for me.

    February 24th, 2009 | #

  4. Devi says

    Mmmhhhh… I simply love her songs and voice! Her first album has accompanied me during my hard time 6 years ago. And now this song will accompany me to my dream πŸ™‚ Wishing you a sweet dream, Pia!

    February 24th, 2009 | #

  5. PassionPages says

    Emiliana is beautiful – I love her Jungle Drums song! thank you for that song Pia. I’ve added it to my YouTube Playlist: ‘Songs from Pia’s Blog’

    February 24th, 2009 | #

  6. diana strinati baur says

    I was alight with inspiration and found myself documenting my emotions at my mind’s writing desk throughout the performance.

    Pia, what a beautiful way you have of expressing yourself. This is something that happens to me as well during an event or experience, but I never would have thought of putting it quite in this way.

    February 24th, 2009 | #

  7. Meg says

    splendid song!!! i’m hoping she makes a cleveland tour date sometime soon. πŸ™‚

    February 24th, 2009 | #

  8. Benedicte says

    You always post such wonderful music! She’s opening for Anthony and the Johnsons here in Bergen in mid-March, but sadly it’s sold out. πŸ™

    February 25th, 2009 | #

  9. Cushla says

    I listened to Emiliana on your recommendation and felt inspired just listening to her.

    May 8th, 2009 | #

  10. mindy says

    Oh, thank you for sharing this; I haven’t heard her music before. I’ll be downloading it when I get home this evening… She made my groggy Monday morning much better.

    May 11th, 2009 | #

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