“Why am I hiding my own identity? Why am I scared of what they might think of me?” A lyric that perfectly encaptures the harrowing innocence and touching vulnerability of 36Birds latest track, “Break Me”. Sung from his unique perspective within the LGBTQ+ community, the Bern-based artist creates a track filled with soul, ear-worming bits and triumphant lyricism. Furthering his aim to make dance music black and queer again, “Break Me” fuses melancholic R&B with the sensibilities of classic rave anthems — offering a feel-good vibe while allowing space for positive reflection.
Talking on his latest track, 36Birds explains, “I was working on it for a really long time, because usually when I write I don’t finish a song in one day – maybe I get on a train and write a bit more, then I put it to the side and pick it back up again. At the end I was just picking from different notes and mixing it up.”
Notably reminiscent to the likes of Frank Ocean and The Weeknd, it is no wonder the track has an instant recognisability. Continuing his ability to inject political influence into his hip-swaying melodies, 36Birds proves “no words can ever hurt [him]” with finesse. To find out more, you can find 36Birds on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter. To save the track, click here.
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