Friday, February 16, 2018

“Firebird” by Milky Chance – A Song and Video Feature

     The song was written to a daughter, and the video is a tribute to the women of Bolivia. “Firebird” is the latest single release from “Blossom,” the 2017 album of Milky Chance. In their “Blossomentary” (CLICK HERE, if interested), Clemens Rehbein talked about writing the song to his daughter one sleepless night on the bus during the U.S. tour. The pictures in this post were taken at the band’s stop in Mountain View, California.

     Later, while touring South America, they were struck by the “transformation, self-fulfillment and development" of the women of Bolivia. The official video of “Firebird” is a tribute to Bolivian women:
  “We were inspired and totally hooked by the power and charisma that these women of Bolivia carry out every day” explains Clemens Rehbein, continuing “They're making a socio-political statement by just doing their own thing and that‘s something we admire and wanted to be seen."

     The video shows the transformation from a “superhero mum” to one of the Fighting Cholitas. We had to do a little research to find out that the Fighting Cholitas are a group of ladies in El Alto, Boliva, who wear multilayered skirts and bowler hats when taking part in a celebrated, freestyle wrestling bouts.

     Interestingly, “Firebird” was written on a bus and the video begins in a hotel room. Does this band rest? [Thank you Isobel at Whiteboard.]





Lyrics of “Firebird” by Milky Chance 
There may be some, but none like you
We'll be understood 'cause you're the truth
Give me a few more off to do
Colour is conquering the love for you

I keep my eyes wide open so I
Can see there's a raindrop falling away
But if your words get suddenly blurred
Remember that the truth is always worth… seeing

You're like a firebird in the sky
Shining for a challenger in the night
Just like a firebird is your heart
Keeps me warm and anchoring in the stars

You're like a firebird
You're like a firebird

Courageous wings make things go far
Lingering solitude can rip them off
So let the wind cross your ash thoughts
Giving you the strength to carry on

I keep my eyes wide open so I
Can see if there's a raindrop falling away
But if your words get suddenly blurred
Remember that the truth is always worth… seeing

You're like a firebird in the sky
Shining for a challenger in the night
Just like a firebird is your heart
Keeps me warm and anchoring in the stars

You're like a firebird
You're like a firebird
You're like a firebird
You're like a firebird

[Instrumental]

You're like
You're like
You're like

     Catch Milky Chance on tour. For ticket information CLICK HERE.
EUROPEAN TOUR
Feb 17 Roxy         Prague, CZ                        
Feb 18 La Laiterie         Strasbourg, FR                  
Feb 19 Beethoven-Saal         Stuttgart, DE                                 
Feb 20 Alter Schlachthof    Dresden, DE                      
Feb 21 Phoenixhalle         Dortmund, DE                  
Feb 22 Mehr! Theater         Hamburg, DE                               
Feb 24 Thonex Live   Geneva, CH                       
Feb 25 Zenith     Munich, DE                        
Feb 26 Barba Negra         Budapest, HU       
Feb 27 Tvornica Kulture     Zagreb, HR                        
Feb 28 Kino Siska         Ljubljana, SI                       
Mar 1 Posthof Linz, AT                                          
Mar 3 Orion Live Club         Rome, IT                             
Mar 4 Paloma Nimes, FR                          
Mar 5 Sala Razzmatazz         Barcelona, ES                    
Mar 6 Sala La Riviera         Madrid, ES                         
Mar 7 LX Factory         Lisbon, PT   

SOUTH AMERICA TOUR
Mar 16 Lollapalooza Chile    Santiago de Chile, CL
Mar 18 Lollapalooza Argentina    Buenos Aires, AR
Mar 23 Festival Estereo Picnic   Bogota, CO
Mar 25 Lollapalooza Brasil    Sao Paulo, BR
Apr 03/04 El Plaza Condesa    Mexico City, MX
Apr 05 C3 Stage     Guadalajara, MX
Apr 06  Rio 70     Monterrey, MX

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