Bird, You Can Fly

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    Comes with a lovely pink booklet. Artwork by Sarah Devreese | Eyemèr.

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    On the left side of the EP there is a grave with a cross. On the cross 2 people are sitting, one holding a fishing line with a heart as a bait. There are also flowers on the grave. On the right 'Good Mourning To You' is written in handwriting, as well as 'Eyemèr' a bit more below.
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about

‘Bird, You Can Fly’ is a song Eyemèr wrote a week before coming out as non-binary. A bedroom recording of the song was posted on their YouTube channel in December 2018 and very quickly gained wide recognition. Many people who identify as non-binary, or who are questioning their gender identity, have begun sharing their stories in the comment section of the video. Some have even used the song as a way to come out to their loved ones.

Although non-binary people have always existed, there is still a lack of representation. So much so that the general public does not yet fully comprehend the concept of ‘being neither a man nor a woman’. Consequently, coming out as non-binary can seem very scary and lonely. This is the reason Eyemèr sought to involve as many non-binary people as possible for this song that was written for the non-binary community. In the end of the track, a choir of fifteen non-binary and trans people sing along with the anthem ‘Kid, you’ll be fine. You’re not a girl, you’re not a boy, nor am I’.

lyrics

so the time has come
for your soul to finally belong
stop the facade
though the world is not ready for you and I

you're starting your life
from this moment now
bird you can fly, bird you fly
you're breaking out
out of your shell today

kid, you'll be fine
you're not a girl, you're not a boy
nor am I

credits

from Good Mourning To You, released October 21, 2019
Guitar, voice and songwriting by Sarah Devreese.
Recording by Tomas Van Hove.
Mixing by Michiel De Maeseneer.
Cello by Joia Nicholson.
Choir recording by Dante Vanquaethem.
Choir: Joia Nicholson. S. (Sunday Comes Afterwards). Lex Berkett. October Gunawan. Dean Ohmsford. Ben Kraus. Henri Argyle. Sarah Marie West (Sis). Sophia Lannau. Elias De Bree. Els Van Bruystegem. Kei Sendak. Robin Van Royen.

Mastering by Pieter De Wagter

Artwork by Sarah Devreese.
Editing artwork by Thomas Delanote.

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Eyemèr Ghent, Belgium

For many years already, Eyemèr has been working to break the stigma surrounding mental health using melancholic indie sounds and activist lyrics. Since 2018, which marks the year the artist came out of the closet as non-binary, they have also started writing about their genderqueerness. Eyemèr hopes to spotlight both the mental health theme and non-binary theme and normalize these. ... more

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