Here’s something with some serious energy. It’s short and it’s sharp and it’s ace. The energy is there for all to see in the video. It’s the latest from Kills Birds and it’s called ‘Rabbit’. In case you’re wondering it’s not a cover of the Chas and dave song. Kills Birds have just signed for Royal Mountain Records. There’s an album on the way too, it’s called ‘Married’ and is out in November. Check them out below.
On the track, vocalist Nina Ljeti explains, “Lyrically, “Rabbit” is about the experience of being in an abusive relationship with a powerful person. To be with someone who was praised by the public, but hurt you (and others) in private really eviscerates your self-worth. There’s nowhere to turn for help. Like many people who share this experience, this particular relationship defined the majority of my young adulthood, and I’m still dealing with the emotional consequences of it.“
Guitarist Jacob Loeb continues, “‘Rabbit” was the first song written for the new album. Despite being one of the harder-hitting songs on the record, it was originally written on an acoustic guitar at Nina’s house. The goal was for the chorus to have an almost disorienting quiet/loud dynamic which really came to life when we plugged in and all practiced it for the first time. We tried to make the chorus start so quietly that the listener feels like something went wrong with their speaker and has to kind of lean in to hear Nina singing before the repetition of “how could I?” abruptly and violently re-enters, startling them and making the emotion visceral.”