Brandon Birdwell - 7 Days Sober


September 17, 2021

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Have you ever spent nights staring at the ceiling? Wondering what are you doing there? This is what happens to Brandon Birdwell in his new single "7 Days Sober" which is released today.

We even hear the noise of the typewriter, where the artist puts the slightest of his ideas on paper. A song to be enjoyed day and night, but it would be more appropriate in the early morning, just before sunrise, after a night of thinking without stopping.

Brandon Birdwell is from Oklahoma and is releasing an EP called "The Cardinal & The Coast" today from which "7 Days Sober" is taken.

The artist shows great maturity in writing. The melody is absolutely delicious. We also loved the downtimes, just before the bridge, and just before the final chorus. As if the artist were taking his breath to put his last ideas down on paper. High-level songwriting (see the lyrics below) and warm vocals give a brilliant result.

Very observant of the world around him, Brandon writes as he thinks and his texts are incredibly lucid. Having spent most of his musical career behind drums, it's no wonder his sense of rhythm will win you over. Every word is in the right place.

Even if we imagine that the writing context of "7 Days Sober" was not a wacky night or a comedy festival, it turns out that our darkest times sometimes help us achieve wonderful things. This song is proof of that.

And what about you, loyal readers? What do you do at night to fight your darkest thoughts?

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Written by Niko.

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Lyrics

7 Days sober and weakened

I can’t believe I made it through the weekend

‘Cause digging through these photos got me thinking

And thinking almost always gets me drinking

Still trying to sort out what my life is

My judgement cuts as deep as a knife is

I thought about a picket white fence

But I never pulled the trigger quite like this

I don’t think about it anymore, no I don’t

I only think about it when I’m drinking or stoned

And I wake up every morning still hungover alone

And I think about how dumb I was the night before

7 Day streak and I’m waiting

For the next opportunity to break it

I bare my soul bare naked

But I don’t think I will ever shake this

Feeling that I’m insufficient

All ignorance and well-wishes

My will to live has gone missing

And I don’t think that I can resist

I don’t think about it anymore, no I don’t

I only think about it when I’m drinking or stoned

And I wake up every morning still hungover alone

And I think about how dumb I was the night before

But it just won’t let go. It just won’t let go of me

Things just won’t go. Go the way they’re supposed to be

But it just won’t let go, just won’t let go, just won’t let go of me

7 Days what am I seeking?

Just staring at the sun without blinking

My head’s swimming, but my heart’s sinking

And I’m searching for answers on the ceiling

Still trying to sort out where my life ends

Anxiety as high as a kite is

Man, let’s not resort to violence

Let’s try to find some solace in the silence.

I don’t think about it anymore, no I don’t

I only think about it when I’m drinking or stoned

And I wake up every morning still hungover alone

And I think about how dumb I was...

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