GLASSE FACTORY EXCLUSIVE: Blackbird Black Bird Releases New Hit Single, “Hey Lover”
July 26th, 2022, Filipino-American singer, writer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Blackbird Blackbird released their latest single “Hey Lover” via Better Company Records. What sets Blackbird Blackbird (Mikey Maramag) apart from his contemporaries is his innate ability to capture the essence of the folktronica genre and mold it into something that is distinctly his own. A style that one could argue is best described as folktronica+.
For those of you who haven’t yet had the pleasure of listening to Maramag’s music, please allow for a brief introduction. Blackbird Blackbird’s artistic craft is the harmonious blend of progressive rock, Brit-pop, 70s psychedelia, funk, soul, disco, R&B, and–in the specific case of “Hey Lover”–Jeff Buckley.
The chorus of Blackbird Blackbird’s “Hey Lover” is a play on the iconic Jeff Buckley song “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over.” However, instead of the broken-hearted, unrequited longing of Buckley’s lyrics: “Hey lover, you should’ve come over. It’s not too late,” audiences are treated to an anthem of independence and freedom from a love that’s run its course.
Hey lover, don’t come over again.
“Hey Lover” by Blackbird Blackbird
The list of tricks in Maramag’s “Hey Lover” don’t end with lyrical homages. On the production of the track, Maramag explains how he “used a vocoder on the vocals to color the moving progression of the chorus and breathe more psychedelic imagery into the song.” As the artist explains himself, from beginning to end, “Hey Lover” is “fun, funky, and energetic.”
Here at Glasse Factory, we’re thankful to get to share exclusive releases with our readers. Big shoutout to Blackbird Blackbird for the amazing new track. You can keep up with Mikey by checking out his website or by following him on Bandcamp, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You can stream “Hey Lover” now on all streaming platforms. Go give it some love!