“I’m Like A Bird. I’ll only fly away. I don’t know where my soul is. I don’t know where my home is.” (Nelly Furtado)
Though she is lamenting her relationship status and not an unfulfilled desire to vacation in the Azores, Nelly Furtado hit on a universal theme — the need to escape. The soul-searching that comes when change is imminent has fueled many career changes, mid-life crises, and year-long vagabonding adventures. But, when the moment to do something dramatic arrives, why do we always conjure images of flying birds? Maybe the sight of a majestic bird, soaring high into the air and wafting peacefully above the hustle and bustle in itself is lyrical inspiration. Or, maybe it’s something much less poetic. In either case, the fact remains – there are countless songs about flying away. And, BGF understands the attraction. So, today’s playlist is an homage to all of those brave enough to take the first step off the limb. The playlist ranges from Frank Sinatra to Mos Def, but each of the songs is great. Enjoy today’s 8-track.