Love Birds

from by Mike Vial

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My wife and I tied the knot on August 10, 2012 at the Crofoot Ballroom in Michigan, and I performed this song for her as a surprise that night!

The song's theme is inspired by a conversation we had after celebrating one of Natalie's birthday. She told me, "Birthdays remind me that I just want to do something great for the world, do something special."

As friends and family know, Natalie's already achieving that, but I thought I'd remind her through melody!

In June, Nat joined me in studio for two day recording session at Catherine North Studios. I love to create music with my Canadian friends there, and it was the first time she got to meet them in person. It was a treat to work with producer Michael Chambers (moon:and:6) again, and it was get to have Paul Federici guest on the harmonies!

Ashley Jo Farmer and I met at a Folk Alliance conference this year, and it was fun to have her collaborate with the project from many states away.

Natalie and I are releasing the song on our first wedding anniversary. It's been a great year, and we appreciate the love and support through out our journey together.

lyrics

Love Birds

Verse 1
I don’t need to be anything other than
I don’t need to be anything more
I don’t need to be anything other than a spirited man
Who loves you more than anyone else
More than anyone in the world
More than anyone else
More than anyone in the world

Verse 2
You don’t need to be anything other than
You don’t need to be anything more
You don’t need to be anything other than a passionate girl
Who loves you more than anyone else
More than anyone in the world
More than anyone else
More than anyone in the world

Bridge
If you reach for the sky and miss
Every shooting star
Know I will love you still the way you are
More than anyone in the world

Verse 3
We don’t need to be anything other than
We don’t need to be anything more
We don’t need to be anything other than two love birds
Who love each other more than anyone else
More than anyone in the world
More than anyone else
More than anyone in the world

credits

from Love Birds (single), track released August 10, 2013
Musical Cast

Mike Vial – vocals, acoustic guitar
Leon Furs – Hammond organ, piano, bass
Adam Warner – drums
Paul Federici – harmony vocal
Ashley Jo Farmer – harmony vocal

Recorded, mixed, and produced by moon:and:6 at
Catherine North Studios in Hamilton, Ontario

Ashely Jo Farmer's tracking done by Jimm Mosher at Hit Music Studios, Spencer NC

Mastered by Joe Lambert Mastering

Photos by Natasha Janardan
Design work by Jake Smith Design

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Mike Vial Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mike Vial is a singer-songwriter from Michigan. He drinks too much coffee, plays Heritage and Taylor guitars, teaches guitar lessons at Dixboro Guitar, and tries to take his dog for two walks every day between a busy gig schedule, and his baby's nap schedule. ... more

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