Birthh is the project of Italian musician and singer-songwriter Alice Bisi. three years after he first full-length, she announced the release of a new album which will be out in 2020 via Carosello Records. We already shared “Supermarkets”; “Yellow/Concrete” is the new excerpt. It is a song about staying grounded and being present in an unpredictable world, and is also the sound of an artist confidently fusing sounds that shouldn’t quite flow together as naturally as they do. Watch the official video below.
“Yello/Concrete” was written while BIRTHH sat alone in a windowless room on a scorching hot day in Los Angeles. Her plan for the day was simple: quickly write a beat for a rapper she’d met in Chicago and then head to the beach for the day. Fate, however, had its own ideas. “I rolled a couple of joints and made two different beats. I panned one on the left and one on the right, and against all odds it sounded surprisingly nice and organic,” she recalls. Gradually the song took shape, with bass, backing vocals and nuanced details added to the growing production. “When I was done I went out to buy some water and realised it was midnight. I’d worked on the song for fourteen hours non-stop. I’m not sure how that happened, but I’m glad it did.”