The Bird and The Bee - "My Love"
I’ve been obsessed with this band for almost a decade. Not just because Inara George is a friend that I’ve watched rise to indie stardom, or the fact that she’s wickedly funny and insanely talented, but because their music is genuinely great, listenable, and ultimately timeless. So when this song came on this week in the car, I laughed and took a trip down memory lane.
The Bird and the Bee's self-titled LP was released in 2007 by Blue Note Records, spawning a number one hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart with a remix of the sassy "Fucking Boyfriend."
Please Clap Your Hands After enjoying positive press from such outlets as NPR, the pair returned to the studio. Please Clap Your Hands, a five-song EP featuring a cover of the Bee Gees' "How Deep Is Your Love," arrived in September 2007, and the duo heralded its release by joining Rilo Kiley on a fall tour. Two digital EPs, One Too Many Hearts and Live from Las Vegas at the Palms, helped placate the group's audience in early 2008, while Kurstin and George readied a second album, which eventually arrived in the form of 2009's Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future.
They’ve been indie darlings for their entire career, and they certainly bring a bit of nostalgia to any sound they create. I’m stoked to see what they bring to their next project.
So today, with the sun shining a bit brighter, I choose The Bird and the Bee's “My Love” as my, with a clap and a tap, every little twist, good things are on their way, song for a, remember when, we were children once too, love is a game you never stop playing, Friday.