‘Birds of Stone’ is the atmospheric and spellbinding new single from Norway-based producer and artist Gøran Skage, who performs under the moniker of Evran. The soothing and ethereal tune serves as the follow-up release to ‘I Miss the Way You Smell in the Summer’, and sees Evran drawing on similar influences to create his melancholic musical landscape. Acts like Radiohead, Bon Iver, and early Coldplay instantly come to mind. But Evran offers up something different that I can’t quite put my finger on. Something distinctive and rather special.
‘Birds of Stone’ is a deeply personal song for the musician, and sees the artist dealing with, and confronting, past insecurities around his own songwriting and overall potential. “It was a destructive loop that I finally broke in 2018,” he says. “This song represents that period for me.” We at Indie Top 39 can’t wait to hear his full EP, scheduled for release in the early spring of 2022.
‘Birds of Stone’ is an atmospheric, personal, and emotional journey. It’s not just a song. We thank you Evran!Indie top 39
What does the song mean to you?
This song started out as a mood piece where this abstract landscape started to appear with phantoms floating in the sky tied to statues of birds made of stone. I later understood that these lyrics came from a more personal place, and were talking about the feeling of being tied down and not reaching your full potential.
Who do you hope the song resonates with the most?
I hope this song resonates with the people who need this song in their lives. Songs save lives! Not always in the dramatic sense that “I was going to jump off a bridge, but then I heard this new track by Weezer” but sometimes we need these little five minute moments where we travel far far away. A break from existence.
Please finish the sentence – Music to me is…
A place to escape to. Its a place of expression, where we can tell stories, or try to figure out the meanings of being human.
What would your life be like without music?
I think I would be lost without it. It’s always been there, something to keep me busy, and something that pushes me forward. I’m afraid that without it I would have stagnated, and wasted my time doing nothing.
This coverage was created in collaboration with Musosoup as part of the #SustainableCurator movement.