Birds Fled From Me – River Song

Birds Fled From Me's Rachel Williams

A few months ago, before I moved away from Santa Cruz, my friend Rachel and I worked on recording some of her songs. Rachel is the amazingly talented musician and singer behind Birds Fled From Me.

We recorded four songs in total, a mix of old and new — the impetus being that she needed to record a track for Jono Schaferkotter‘s short Spaceman, she had a lot of really good unrecorded material, and I wanted to create a new music video using the techniques I was messing with for the Monsters From Mars – Defenders of Atlantis music video.

For the video we recorded a new version of her River Song, which appears on her first album, Deeper Lurking, and which is the only previously recorded song that we took up. In addition to Rachel, the track features Erin Copp on cello and myself on melodica, xylophone, and casio.  The mix is still a little rough.

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We shot all the footage for the video in one day during that same week, but the post-production has been put on indefinite hold as I’ve been too transitory and working too much to juggle it.  This photo is from the shooting of that video.  We hung green fabric sheets from a thriftshop along my wall to achieve the green screen effect.  The video will happen, and it will be magical.


  1. Asher says:

    wow, thanks for sharing! i’ve tried to get all of Rachel’s recordings, and i’m glad i get to add another one. who are you, and how did you find my blog?

    • Thor says:

      Hi Asher, I’m a friend of Rachel’s. We’ve recorded a bunch of stuff together.
      I found your blog doing a google blog search to find people who might be interested in hearing the track.

  2. Asher says:

    i’m glad you did, i love the track.

  3. emma says:

    I love this song so much. It’s amazing.

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