"Wave of Birdsong"
Samara Jade’s third full-length studio album, “Wave of Birdsong" is a timelessly modern folk epic about honoring nature about being human. Originally released on the artist’s 30th birthday in 2018, it was re-released by Jumpsuit Records on April 5th, 2019.
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“Wave of Birdsong” contains Samara’s finest vocal and guitar work to date, and is filled with lush and creative arrangements. Produced by Asheville audio engineer Kevin Harvey of Griffyn Sound, Harvey and Jade worked together to arrange the 11 songs into this diverse yet cohesive album - from the orchestral strings of “White-Throated Sparrow,” powerful show-stopping horns and soulful backing vocals on “Love Much Harder,” intricate choral harmonies of “Many Voices,” to the stripped down naked and tender sound of “Sing with Me Sweetly.” “Wave of Birdsong” features some of Asheville's finest musicians, and includes cameos from esteemed songwriters David Wilcox and Jean Rohe in the last track.
Perhaps the most important featured artists on “Wave of Birdsong” are the the birds themselves, whose prehistorical songs (many recorded by Samara in the woods around Asheville) start, finish, and are featured throughout the album. The idea of this album was inspired by these original singers, who sing the sun up and down everyday, and the concept that since the sun is always rising and setting somewhere there is a great wave of birdsong that ripples around the planet. Samara says she hopes that this album can be “a soundtrack of these really crazy times we're in, to help remind people that there's still beauty - it's sacred, and it's worth doing what we can to honor and protect what's still there.”
Indeed, “Wave of Birdsong” honors the magic that was there all along….
Catch & Release
Samara's 2016 release (still under "Searra Jade"), this album is a collection of eleven lushly arranged original songs ranging from bossa-nova to acoustic folk journeys to honky-tonk swing jazz to old time banjo tunes, all woven around the theme of impermanence and savoring life’s tragically ephemeral beauty.
Key of Sea - 2012
Samara's debut album, still under the name Searra, defies the laws of "folk" and "singer-songwriter" and weaves together intricate guitar grooves and vocal harmonies in a mosaic of styles - blues, bossa nova, bluegrass, and more!