Three Little Birds - The Black Feathers
The hallmark of a great cover is to take something classic, make it your own and create a new special version. Our LCM #TrackOfTheDay from our good friends Ray and Sian of The Black Feathers is a perfect example. This heartfelt and reflective version of Bob Marley and the Wailers 'Three Little Birds' has become an instant favourite here at LCM HQ and we can't wait to share it with you.
"Three Little Birds" was originally a track on the 1977 album Exodus and was released as a single in 1980. It reached the Top 20 in the UK and is one of Bob Marley's most popular songs.
The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations.
The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012.
Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands.
2016 has been an incredible year for the The Black Feathers. Their debut album was met with critical acclaim and broke into the Top 10 in the iTunes Country chart and the Official UK Americana Chart. A live album recorded at The Convent in Stroud has also just been released and very well received.
Tours in the UK and the USA, as well as an Irish tour supporting Eddi Reader, have kept Sian and Ray busy throughout the year. They could easily rest on their laurels, but instead have been spending their downtime working on new material to be released in 2017.