Denmark’s three-piece, Jaguar Moon, baptize a distanced pain of “setting free the ones you love” on their single “Bird Song.” The band’s ability to add movement to frontman Bjarke Bendtsen’s bare bones transmutes the track into a swan song, ironically taken off the trio’s debut EP.
As “Bird Song” tracks the bittersweet ideal of moving on with a gentle hand, there’s still a waft of pain, hesitation, and internal battle which the track embodies. “It might be the hardest thing in this world to do,” explains Bendtsen. ” When you take a step back from the relationship and view it subjectively, you’re amazed what a hideous creature you’ve created – warping your perception of reality.” The track is minimally built, spiraling into one’s subconscious by the use of drum loops and shoegazed guitar chords. It’s gentle enough to know how to move in silence, yet is loud enough to make ripples. Caged birds always sing a different tune.
Cover photo: Jesper Helbo