Major life changes can yield a host of outcomes, depending on the person. Some might hideaway, others may celebrate. Still others, like Eric Frisch, put their feelings and observations to song. Frisch penned the whole of his debut album, Goodbye Birdcage, in two weeks as he left his native Toronto for New York City in order to pursue a music career. “Each song tells a different story, but they all come together to outline the narrative of moving out on your own and figuring out your life one adventure at a time,” he says.
Goodbye Birdcage is a wholly unique endeavor. It combines a fresh, indie sound with remnants of ’60s pop. Take, for example, it’s lead single and video, “Pretty Girls.” The song is shrouded in a dreamlike haze that sounds like the Wall of Sound turned to 11, while the song itself is an exercise in earwormy hooks. (The video even contains some Crystals-worthy choreography!)
But, keep in mind: this isn’t your Bird-and-Bee brand cutesy nostalgia here. This is legit, direct-from-manufacturer throwback with a modern update. Quality music never goes out of style, and Frisch proves that it’s still possible to combine soul-baring poetry with sunshine pop.