30/04/2021: “Sunset (Bird Of Prey)” by Fatboy Slim

I’m not sure anybody has ever done a better job of representing the feeling of being an eagle through music. I wouldn’t know, as I’m not an eagle.

Can’t be far off this though?

The soaring synths, the unchained bassline, the spacious and majestic drum breaks – just imagine gliding above the pacific coastline on thermals, searching for rabbits or whatever eagles do with their spare time.

The pacing of the song is critical to this effect. Over the last quarter of the song, the atmosphere really clicks into place.

Shout out to Jim Morrison for laying down this classic vocal in the 60s too!

Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, released this in 2000 as a single, taken from Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars.

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