Self-taught multi-instrumentalist An Early Bird releases his indie folk single „Fishes in the Ocean“, a song of crystal clear acoustic crispness, with expressive lyrics and a falsetto voice gliding effortlessly over cinematic and gentle anthems.
„With my song ‚Fishes In The Ocean‘ I just wanted to picture that feeling of being tired and trapped in the net of everyday life, with rules and roles that we all know. I think that out there we feel like we’re alone in a sea of opportunities. I think we just have one choice: catch them or being captured.“ – An Early Bird
Growing up in Naples, South of Italy, Stefano De Stefano (this is the name behind the moniker) cut his teeth on the Italian music circuit with a local band before going solo: the debut album „Of Ghosts & Marvels“ was released in October 2018 followed by the EP „In Depths“ in September 2019.
An Early Bird has been touring extensively across Europe sharing stages alongside artists like Joshua Radin, Jake Bugg, S. Carey, Stu Larsen, Grant-Lee Phillips and Dan Owen.
The album „Echoes Of Unspoken Words“ (2020), featuring a bunch of songs of which some have been included in editorial Spotify playlists, continues a path of exploring that has progressively moved the songwriter from the early folk sounds to a richer and multi-layered sonic dimension. With the pandemic making touring impossible, this album has had a short life, so the idea to record a new one has come suddenly but with urgency.
It has been the birth of „Diviner“, the artist’s third full length album, to be released in summer 2021 via Greywood Records. On this album An Early Bird stops being afraid of showing his pop side when creating folk songs. „Fishes in the Ocean“ is the album’s first single and a captivating foretaste of a new musical universe.