Sondra Sun-Odeon, ‘Golden Bird’ – Free MP3 Download
You may have heard composer and multi-instrumentalist Sondra Sun-Odeon’s work in the psychedelic Silver Summit, but now, she’s doing a bit of her own thing. The track ‘Golden Bird,’ from her debut album, is a beautiful rainy-day song inspired by acts like A Silver Mt Zion or Explosions In the Sky. Diffuser.fm sat down with Sondra and learned about the piece’s inspiration.
“The song was written in the spring of 2009,” she said. “Like most songs on the album, it was written quickly and meditates on a couple of specific relationships. It’s about delusion and misperception of your beloved and who you want them to be … how they fit into your fantasy or not. It’s about being strong enough — to be vulnerable, to speak the truth, to be devoted to a friend in need, even if it may not be the best thing for yourself.”
“This song was actually one of the last ones off the album that we worked on,” Sun-Odeon added. “It was my least liked of the songs, so I kept putting off working on it til last and spent the least amount of time on it. We actually ended up using the scratch vocal track for this song. But, I really love the way it came out and it’s grown on me.”
Turn this one up and listen with your eyes closed.