Birth: Gotten Bold
Paul Lester, Uncut, January 2000
ONE OF the extra songs on Birth's debut EP Sweet Idol, is a cover version of perennial summer radio hit 'Groovin' by The Young Rascals, an American group from the late Sixties widely regarded as the forefathers of "blue-eyed soul". It's atypical of Birth's output, all sweetness and light, although there is grit in Birth's honeyed tones but it's the shadowy menace of the EP's closing track 'Omen' that shows where he's really at.
Total word count of piece: 499