Montreal folk trio Birds From Paradise is releasing the intimate video for its latest single, “The Ride,” with an exclusive premiere here on Roots Music Canada – and we’re pretty excited about it!
The story behind this video is great.
To finance their new album, the band members launched a Kickstarter campaign, and contributors were invited to the studio to hear the album before anyone else. The Birds then filmed their performance and the guests’ reactions. This unique experience is what made the video for “The Ride.”
“This moment was so special to us because we got to share our recording experience and the final product at the same time with our friends and family that encouraged us since the very beginning,” the trio said. “This song represents our essence and who we are not only as a band, but as friends who have played music together since 2015.”
The three young women met during their graduate scholarship in pop music and quickly realized that their voices would blend in perfect harmony. Birds from Paradise is a perfectly balanced group: Lauri-Anne is a lover of nature and calm, Florence is possessed of a festive, energetic soul, and Olivia is a nostalgia-lover who collects memories from people surrounding her.
The Birds combine angelic voices and folk melodies and cite as influences Simon & Garfunkel, Kacey Musgraves and Angus and Julia Stone. They are releasing their debut album, entitled Birds, in May.