Birthmarks share You Are One recorded live at The Bookhouse, London, taken from their incredible debut album …And Then The Rain Stopped out March 27th 2020.
“You Are One is a track about obsession and false memories. It’s based on the concept that every time you remember an event, you’re actually recalling your last memory rather than the event itself, causing distortion and haze. In theory, you can flood your own memory with false information creating your own version of what happened… I’ve done several times, it’s as an unhealthy defence mechanism. I was in a very toxic situation with someone who I became pretty obsessed with; it spiralled out of control to the point where I’m not entirely sure about what happened anymore. The song’s essence was taken from the confusion, resentment and the events surrounding that situation.” – Daniel Cross.
The writing for the album coincided with the breakdown of an 8-year relationship, with Cross re-writing the majority of his lyrics and continually editing right up until the day he recorded vocals for the record. The brazenly personal lyrical content of the album draws you in deeper, with the album linked by common themes rather than a song by song basis.
Birthmarks are a London based rock band born from the ashes of their earlier moniker Little Death Machine, fusing elements of electronica, trip-hop and rock with an introspective take on songwriting, experimentation and production. The album is full of powerfully emotive songs that are delivered with raw, unapologetic honesty and paint a captivating landscape of the human condition.
Be sure to catch Birthmarks live. They will be performing at the Ultra York Festival on July 18th.