Birds (CD + Digital Download)


Sam Hawksley’s Birds album is a surprise in that it flies in the face of tradition, with Sam not singing any of these songs himself. Instead the album features female singers from Australia, New Zealand and the US.

The album features Wendy Matthews, Brooke McClymont, Jonatha Brooke, Wendy Page, Nina Ferro, Danielle Deandrea, Felicity Urquhart, Alyssa Bonagura, Shanley Del, and Amber Rae Slade.

Recorded between Hawksley’s studio in Nashville and studios in LA, Minneapolis, Franklin TN, and back in his home country, Australia in Leichhardt, Coffs Harbour, Melbourne and Tumbi Umbi.

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Hawksley began this record at the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, when he, like just about every other musician in the world started thinking, “What in the world am I going to do?” Then he thought, “What if I?  What if I? … What if I made a record of songs I’d recorded and or written but sung by women….?”

“Nobody was asking me to make a record like this, fans weren’t crying out for it, there was no record label wanting it, I’m not even sure my mum even thought it was a good idea… I just wanted to do it, so I did.”

“Some of the singers are the writers of the songs who always sang these songs better than me anyway. Some are artists that in my wildest dreams I imagined singing these songs.

I had a blast making this record and it’s filled with some incredible singing – none by me.”

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