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Joni Fatora – Blueless Bird

A crystalline voice and sentiment as clear as a child’s conscience –this is the marrow of folk singer-songwriter, Joni Fatora. At 22, her songs lure the heart like a siren and whisper with history as old as fisherman’s tales. There is no loud diversion; she is a writer in its purest form, a storyteller, and her life is the inkwell. The daughter of a Sailor, Joni’s childhood carried her on a voyage across the world, always tied to the ocean. From the Mediterranean to the Sea of Japan and both the Atlantic and Pacific, her comfort lies in the uprooting. Her new five-song EP, aptly titled Navigator, explores that unrest. Growing up, Joni’s parents couldn’t offer their young daughter much musical aptitude. Instead they offered her an acoustic guitar and a life worth writing about. It was with this alchemic uncovering that she began to spin her stories into songs.

Joni Fatora - Blueless Bird

In 2012, Joni found herself on a surprisingly different radar with a song called Bullet Train; a song she wrote at the request of a friend, Stephen Swartz. The track broke into the top 10 iTunes Electronic charts and sold over 100,000 singles to date. Her emphasis on lyrics is what separated her from the crowds. This success gave way to other electronic collaborations –uncharted water for a girl who grew up on The Beatles and Paul Simon. And so began the trend of Joni floating into a vast sea of genres while keeping her heart anchored deeply in a love of folk and indie rock.

Joni Fatora – Blueless Bird

Written by Joni Fatora. Produced by Chris Petrosino and Rob McCurdy (Noise Club). Mixed by Jonathan Wyman. Mastered by Drew Lavyne. Engineered by Matthew Cullen, Chris Petrosino, Rob McCurdy. Recorded at Dreamland Studios.

Joni took close to a year to create Navigator, finding a muse in Dreamland Recording Studio and enlisting the help of her close musical collaborators, Noise Club (Chris Petrosino and Rob McCurdy). The mystic air of an old church turned recording studio helped inspire some of Joni’s favorite records including Fleet Foxes’ ‘Helplessness Blues’ and The National’s ‘Trouble Will Find Me’. With the aspirations to expound upon her previous release (Blue Road) and explore open waters she sings, “I wish I could be a ship out to sea.” What she doesn’t realize is that she is the ship and we are her eager passengers.

Joni Fatora - Blueless Bird

Joni Fatora – Blueless Bird Lyrics:
Why do the birds sing
So early in the dawn?
They’re honeys ?? melodies before my days’ alarm
I imagine them rehearsing
For some pickle elaborate show
That I’ve not been invited to
So I should never know
The songs they like to sing,
I supposed they’re not too far
From all the songs I sing when I’m lonely in my car
If I were postman I’ll wait for the afternoon
I’d be the lucky someone to be strapping on their tooth
But I think I like it better when I sleep late past that call
But I know perhaps that birds don’t sing any at all

We are lonely,
Love comes easily to you,
But not the hurt
You’re imperious to blue
I wish I knew
How to sing ’bout yet the colors too
Why do the birds sing
So early in the dawn?
They’re honeys ?? melodies before my days’ alarm
I imagine them rehearsing
For some pickle elaborate show
That I’ve not been invited to
So I should never know
The songs they like to sing,
I supposed they’re not too far
From all the songs I sing when I’m lonely in my car
If I were postman I’ll wait for the afternoon
I’d be the lucky someone to be strapping on their tooth
But I think I like it better when I sleep late past that call
But I know perhaps that birds don’t sing any at all

We are lonely, Love comes easily to you,
But not the hurt
You’re imperious to blue
I wish I knew. How to sing ’bout yet the colors too

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