Today, global collaboration EIGHT THOUSAND BIRDS release their hauntingly beautiful new single “Blue House” into the world.

Founded amid the COVID-19 pandemic, EIGHT THOUSAND BIRDS is an alt-pop duo that has never met IRL. Formed in 2021, when Vancouver-based musician Alejandro Zarazua met Johannesburg-based vocalist Hayley Chewins on an online music forum, the two were soon collaborating and creating music virtually.

The result, their debut EP Turn Again and Come Back, is now set for release on February 14th. “Blue House” is the first single to be released from the EP, with the track showcasing what EIGHT THOUSAND BIRDS does best, blending personal lyrics and lush, eerie melodies.

Hayley comments on the new track:

“I’m a novelist, and this song started out as a story idea. I wanted to write about a woman who was trying to drive away from a house and couldn’t; no matter how far she drove, she always ended up back in the driveway. When I realized it was a song, it poured out of me in one go. It’s about our relationship with the past and how sometimes something happens to you that you just can’t close the door on.”

Artwork for the single “Blue House” by EIGHT THOUSAND BIRDS
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