- 10 Oct 16
Although she hints that it may be her musical swansong, Irish singer Wallis Bird’s new album, Home, is her strongest record to date.
It’s been a long if not quite strange trip for Wallis Bird over the past decade or so. From the small village in County Wexford where she grew up to Berlin, via Dublin and London, the once wandering singer-songwriter-musician has finally found a place she’s happy to call home. The German capital is where she lays her hat these days and she says couldn’t be happier.
“Oh yeah, Berlin is utopia for me,” she beams, sitting in a Dublin hotel on a brief Irish visit. “I moved to the Neukölln part of the city about five years ago; it was dirty and gritty and I loved everything about it. It’s changed a bit, become more gentrified, but it’s still brilliant.”
Her fifth album, appropriately-titled Home, is an ode to this newfound domestic bliss and contentment. Dedicated to her partner and muse who she met in Berlin several years ago, it’s a blend of her own words and unique voice, with both electronic and organic textures. Indeed, it encompasses the myriad of styles and genres the artist has traversed since the release of her 2006 debut single, ‘Blossoms In The Street’.