- "Little Death"
- "Lead Balloon"
While many bands make the live-performance rounds before heading to the studio for the first time, One Day International, an Irish indie-pop band from Dublin, went straight from formation to album production. After coming together in 2007, the quintet immediately started working on its debut CD, Blackbird.
Produced by Bell X1 guitarist Brian Crosby, Blackbird is full of melodic and intricate lullabies. Matt Lunson's emotional vocals tell stories of lovers and strangers, while the band's string and piano arrangements draw comparisons to Rufus Wainwright and Keane.