Savoir Adore: Dreams Of Warmer Days

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  • Song: "EarlyBird"
  • Artist: Savoir Adore
  • CD: In the Wooded Forest
  • Genre: Pop
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Sprightly and uplifting, Savoir Adore's "EarlyBird" offers an optimistic dispatch from the depths of late winter. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Brooklyn-based duo of Deidre Muro and Paul Hammer, Savoir Adore makes what sometimes gets called "fantasy pop." Muro and Hammer share songwriting, singing and instrument-playing duties, and a sense of the whimsical and the magical informs both their 2008 EP Mr. Pumpernickel and the Girl With Animals in her Throat and their new full-length, In the Wooded Forest. Their songs are full of fairies romping in woodlands and animals holding court in faraway lands, so it's no big surprise that their outlook on record is irrepressibly optimistic.

"EarlyBird" is no exception. Perhaps the sprightliest and most uplifting of In the Wooded Forest's many sprightly and uplifting tracks, the song features a narrator broadcasting from late winter. The days are short, the grass is dead and everyone is cranky, but she refuses to let it get her down. Instead, she daydreams about warmer days, imploring her partner to simply close his eyes and imagine. "What if we could just float above it / Trading place with the sun?" Muro sings, before concluding, "Night retreats, we'll get back on our feet / Leave the winter behind as we head towards the heat." Hammer plays a brief, tense electric guitar solo that gives way to a comforting acoustic turn and the ecstatic final chorus, at which point warm days have arrived.

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