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Songbird (Bernard Fanning song)

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Released  2005
Recorded  Real World Studios
Length  2:36
Format  Digital download
Genre  Rock
Label  Dew Process

"Songbird" is the second single from Bernard Fanning's solo debut album Tea & Sympathy, released in 2005. It reached #11 on National Airplay Charts in January 2006, and was #14 on Triple J Hottest 100 in 2005. The single was not released as a CD single, alike Fanning's prior single "Wish You Well."



The song was recorded in the first set of sessions for Tea & Sympathy in Peter Gabriel's Bath studio Real World Studios in mid-2005. The song features multi-instrumentalist John Bedggood on violin.

Music video

The music video for "Songbird" was filmed by Head Pictures who previously worked with Fanning on his prior single "Wish You Well" .

Set in a grand Queensland house, the music clip features Fanning playing an acoustic guitar and singing the song facing the camera. Fanning spins on the spot while the camera films the song, however there are several cuts of him doing this in differently coloured rooms with Fanning wearing different clothing in each cut, however assuming the same position from the prior shot, blending each shot seamlessly. Each shot usually lasts about 1–5 seconds, though there are some faster transitions providing a speedy shutter effect.


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