Track Review: dizzy // Birthday Girl

Stockholm outfit Birthday Girl have just shared their latest single, ‘dizzy’, alongside a video of their crazy lockdown tour. Produced by Birthday Girl themselves, ‘dizzy’ was further mastered by Tom Woodhead in Yorkshire. Immediately in the first seconds of the track, you are able to dive into a softened and calm universe, a paradise free of pandemics. With a good mix of vocal harmonies, ambience, bells and abrasive noise, ‘dizzy’ is perfect for daydreaming.

This cute post-rock song comes from a bad episode, though. It stems from the desire for revenge, as Fran Baxter explains: “I actually wrote “Dizzy” back when I lived in Liverpool. I’d just heard about a friend getting badly assaulted by someone, and so I wrote this as a futile fantasy of getting revenge. When these situations arise there’s always that voice inside that tells me to step up and be the hero, then I remember I’m not Sammy The Bull and so I just write a cute little song instead.”

The band just released a pandemic tour documentary ‘Band On The Run’. In 2020 they embarked on a tour all over Europe. They had to face lockdown restrictions, border closures and avoid the second wave. But they managed to complete 20 dates and now there’s a film about it. Their new album will be out in autumn.

In the meantime, ‘dizzy’ is psychedelic, sometimes hallucinogenic—just like the medicine you need to appease the pain. Use ‘dizzy’ to calm your nerves down while you wait for the possibility to attend a live concert. It helps.

Words by Miriam Viscusi

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