Then you have "Northern Lights", from their new album Upper Air, in which a rather somber story is told throughout the lyrics. When I sat down with Phil to discuss the album, he stated "It was super difficult right at first for us to collaborate, because of the animosity behind it, but it gets to a point where it becomes its own entity, it becomes kind of this document of this time, these emotions were totally felt". And there you have it, a love song written as true as it is, harsh and heartfelt, just oozing with emotion. "Northern Lights" is a true gem of a song because of that.
The band has a set of personal beliefs that you may or may not connect with, but they are not reaching out for you to so much join them, they just want you to pay attention. It maybe there is more going on out there than electric guitars and kick drums. Don't just hug a tree, respect it. Don't look too deeply into the music, because as you can tell with songs such as "Silver Clouds" and "Crooked Lust", all it takes is a bit of perspective measures to come across feeling like you want to know more. Listen more intently and close your eyes. Don't let the music make everything, let your imagination and it's beautiful imagery take a hold.
Without actually comparing the eclectic musings of actual music and while putting them beside such artists as The Weepies; they're a couple sharing in the best of themselves through their music. Where it almost seems as if it wouldn't be as great as it is without the love of Beth and Phil to carry it out.
The band is so unbelievably down to earth. After their set, they took time out to take pictures with fans, and carry-on conversations with them as friends, not strangers. Just speaking with them gave me the inclination that I was talking with a band that wasn't that big, but even if they were they still might not even realize they were as big as they are. I like that kind of poise in people, honestly it's comforting, and makes me want to buy records — and tell all of my friends. So kudos to the Bowerbirds, I believe they have touched on something that is in rare form these days. The natural character of love throughout music.