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Bedouin Soundclash Celebrates Friendship with “Birds of a Feather” and “Beyond Four Walls”

Toronto-based duo Bedouin Soundclash has released a double single, featuring “Birds of a Feather (ft. Ashleigh Ball)” and “Beyond Four Walls.” The release precedes the announcement of their upcoming album, “We Will Meet In A Hurricane.” The double-single explores the intimacies and complexities of friendships and our collective worldview over two catchy, indie-rock records. 

“Birds of a Feather” is the first track, as well as the more electric, upbeat single; it has a very sweet story, as it reflects Bedouin Soundclash’s own history of friendship. Besides featuring her incredible vocals, the track also utilizes Ashleigh Ball’s talent with her flute. With an ending reminiscent of Tame Impala, “Birds of a Feather” is perfect for any two “peas in a pod.” 

“Eon [Sinclair] and I met on the first day of school,” wrote Bedouin Soundclash’s Jay Malinowski. “We never had any intention to play in a band. Like the best things in life, everything just kind of happened, like it had already been written and we were just the players. Our journey has been incredible. I sometimes look at our lives and can’t believe what we got to experience together.”

Regarding “Beyond Four Walls,” this song exudes levity with its catchy beat and cool acoustic guitar, contrasted by the apocalyptic lyrics that recount the duo’s time in quarantine: “I think it put a spotlight on habits and ways of being that didn’t serve us well. We spent so much time with ourselves that those issues became glaring. I realised over the pandemic I had put up a lot of mental walls of limiting beliefs that had to be confronted,” added Malinowski. 

Find this and more great music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.

Margaret Adams, Contributing Writer at Alchemical Records

Margaret Adams

Margaret Adams is a Psychology major and Rhetoric and Writing minor at The Catholic University of America from New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to her work with Alchemical, she writes for CUA’s student newspaper, The Tower, and has recently been named Quill Editor. She enjoys reading, writing, and looking at pictures of her dog, Bella.

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