New Music From The Mynabirds: Cocoon

Posted by Marc Kaczor on 29 June 2017

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Brand new music from The Mynabirds migrated to the ears of KCSN listeners today,
as the station debuted the track "Cocoon" off the upcoming album Be Here Now.

Listen to "Cocoon" below, and preorder the new album Be Here Now here.


The 9 songs that form Be Here Now are set to release throughout the course of the Summer via Saddle Creek Records, with three EP's consisting of three tracks each. KCSN was pleased to premiere the broadcast of the track "Cocoon", which appears on the first EP release on
Friday June 30.
On the outside, "Cocoon" is a composition of futuristic soundscapes wrapped within a meditative melody. However, underneath the calming chorus is a deeper message in which singer Laura Burhenn amplifies a voice of activism amongst recent social issues and dichotomies. In a recent invterview with Billboard, Burhenn touches on her political persistence and devotion to making a change:


 "So, I guess that’s what I continue to speak out. ...
For the most part, I felt like maybe I wasn't getting to the worst of it just being a white woman. But that is privilege in action when you can just tune out and not say anything, so that is why I continue to speak out. I think because I have to -- because we can make change. I still have to believe that we still as individuals can make a difference and we are powerful. If that’s the only way that I can remember that, by using my voice and hopefully reminding other people the same,
I want to keep doing that

Be Here Now was written and recorded in just 2 weeks in January 2017 following the Inauguration and the Women's March. Singer Laura Burhenn worked with producer Patrick Damphier in his Nashville studio (which he was being evicted as the neighborhood began to gentrify, old warehouses turning to tech offices and luxury condos) to document the news and peoples’ intense emotional responses to it all in real time. No stranger to politics in her songwriting, Laura aimed to speak from the voice of the collective consciousness in a work of "Emotional Journalism," singing the heartbreak, anger, exhaustion and resolute hope she witnessed during the Muslim travel ban, the final stand at Standing Rock, and every other newsstory that rattled America in that period. The album vacillates in style and feel to reflect a frayed nation, featuring a Burundian refugee choir on one song, and a cacophony of dissonant saxophones in a new national anthem on another. It is the last recording made in that space.

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