BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD is a producer and label owner based in LA. It is the solo project by musician Mikey Maramag.
Hearing tracks like this, you would never know that he started out in a hard core band in northern California, called Mudrer Practice. But he left the band in 2009 to attend the University of Santa Cruz.
That’s when things took an unexpected turn.
Sometimes in life, we have a plan…A way we think our lives will go. Things can change without any notice. Our lives paths can be thrown off course with the slightest alteration. Many times, it’s not a planned change. It could be the result of a chance encounter with someone. It could be by taking a wrong turn by mistake and ending up somewhere we weren’t trying to go. It could be from an unexpected phone call we get out of the blue.
The list of catalysts is endless.
The point is that the smallest thing can change the entire trajectory of our lives.
That’s what happened with Mikey. He was exposed to electronic music. Transferring his interests from hard core to electronic was not something he set out to do. It just happened. Sometimes unexpected twists like this can set someone on the right course for their life’s calling. When he was in college, he started recording under the name Bye Bye Blackbird.
He eventually changed it to Blackbird Blackbird because he ran into another band with that name.
About this song, he says:
“Collapse is a story about being high on life, living jubilantly and capriciously only to have a devastating moment or catastrophe pull you under its dark current. I was incredibly influenced by The Antlers ‘Hospice’, and I borrow from the sadness this album conjured.’’
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