Dublin-bred and Amsterdam-based producer Kobina has joined forces with Carron for the second of their quarantine remix series on Even Sad Birds Sing.
Sisters and multi-instrumentalists Méabh & Mella Carron formed their namesake band as a healing project during a period of extensive hospital treatment. They released their number 1 charting EP ‘Roots’ to rave reviews, along with follow-up singles Prison Robes, Battle Lines, Even Sad Birds Sing and Numb.
Their music and song-writing (created with guitarist Darragh McGrath) aims to create a sense of a united female voice, amplified by the strength of their sibling bond. They blend perfect harmonies, and subtly nod toward their Irish heritage and backgrounds in musical theatre while maintaining a contemporary and powerful sound.
Even Sad Birds Sing re-enforces the sisters’ ethos to stick together during difficult times, with a darkly fresh club sound that evokes the isolation, uncertainty, and fear that is prevalent in today’s society.
For Kobina “it was it all about creating a sense of release from the initial feeling of claustrophobia. Emphasising the hope In the original vocal by pushing it into another context.”
The Conor McCormick directed video starring John McMahon echoes the daily repetition and isolation felt by most throughout the pandemic.
With new music collaborations in production from their home during these uncertain times, you can expect to hear some more quirky tunes from Carron this summer.