Indie rap’s supreme hetero-lifemates Bleubird and Astronautalis haven’t just been touring the castles and pubs of Europe the last 6 weeks…. For the past LONG time they’ve been working on Bleubird’s new album Cannonball. Yes, Astronautalis, along with Radical Face, did all the behind the scenes musical trickery in order to best showcase Bird’s hyper twisty, twervy and sincere lyrics. Its been a minute or two since his last album’s release because Bird has been criss-crossing the country non-stop in the Freeebird- a tricked out Recreation Vehicle that he lives in that also unfolds Optimus Prime style to be a mobile soundsystem! With this transformin’ road companion he saves money on Super 8s and can focus on rocking parking lots, basketball courts, front lawns- you name it! He technically is from Florida, but really- dude is nomadic.
The Cannonball lyrics are smart and the delivery is smooth and endearing. Above all- it is the real deal. Bleubird is a true bard. Good on Fake Four inc for supporting a worthy cause! There are a lot of flash in the pan folks out there in the game and if you ask anyone in the underground scene you know that Bluebird is genuine poet and not to mention a guy with a soft spot for kitties. As deep as Bleubird can go into metaphors upon metaphors, he can also make you crack a smirk with unbridled silliness- take for instance the Pitbull-infused fun of “Black Sandcastles” which has a MTV beach house funtimes vibe to it but is about oil spills. Aware and fun- that’s the sweet spot!
To be fully entertained by Bleubird- you have to see him live. The live show is where his charisma and personality shine. The new album is a document of his verbal prowess and a manifesto of politics, emotion and Italian family heritage and I can’t wait to see the songs from it in the flesh soon. Cannonball is packed with smart rhymes and gusto for life. Pick it up HERE and look for Bleubird live any chance you can. Ok… fine. I can’t hold it anymore. Bleubird is going to be part of the PartyEnds Dayshow this March! Full lineup announced SOOooooo0000oon!
MP3: Bleubird- Black Sandcastles