Beans on Toast Unveil Soul Searching New Single “Send Me a Bird”
“Send Me A Bird” is a ruminative folk ballad whose words will strike a resonant chord with anyone who has experienced the emptiness of loss, and all of the complex, soul-searching emotions that come with it. As Beans explains:
“Send Me A Bird is a song about friends and family that we’ve lost along the way. It’s a song about death, about grief. It feels to me like quite a powerful song, I only say that because every time I play it live, I get people messaging me about the song, telling me about a friend, or family member who passed away and how the song made them feel. I’ve had more messages about this song than any other song I’ve written. So it feels good to get the song out into the world properly.”
From its poignant, painterly words to its hymnal hammond-organ guided arrangements, in “Send Me A Bird” Beans summons a song of pure class that will evoke the stripped-back sentimentalism of classic songwriters like Cat Stevens or Dylan. It will appear alongside previous singles “AI”, “The Dragicorn”, “Back Out On The Road” and “The Golden Lion” on Beans’ highly anticipated new studio album: The Toothpaste And The Tube, when it arrives on 1st December 2023.
With its title indebted to that old adage that “you can’t put toothpaste back in the tube”, the latest Beans on Toast album promises to hit hard and hit home. Across its 13 songs, the cult folk artist takes centre stage to deliver unfiltered takes on the environment’s dire straits, the UK political landscape, the ominous rhythm of war drums, and the impending AI revolution (as on previous single “A.I.”). But don’t let the weighty topics fool you – this album will also delve into the lighter side of life, with reflections on parenthood, whimsical creatures, and the sheer bliss of a sea dip.
In support of the album, Beans will be hitting the road for a marathon 36 date tour throughout 2023/24. Support for the November and December tour dates will come from Brighton beat poet Bassie Gracie, plus one man rock’n’roll rollercoaster Tensheds. Both acts will also join Beans on stage to perform as a trio for his own headline set.
THE TOOTHPASTE AND THE TUBE TOUR 2023/24
22 TUNBRIDGE WELLS – The Forum
23 GUILDFORD – The Boileroom
24 BEDFORD – Esquires
25 STOWMARKET – The John Peel Centre
26 DERBY – Annie’s Burger Shack
28 SCUNTHORPE – Cafe Indie
29 POCKLINGTON – Arts Centre
30 BLACKPOOL – Bootleg Social
01 ** Album Launch Show ** – TODMORDEN – The Golden Lion (SOLD OUT)
02 MOSSLEY – The Vale
03 SHREWSBURY – Albert’s Shed
05 WORCESTER – St Swithuns Church (SOLD OUT)
06 OXFORD – The Jericho Tavern (SOLD OUT)
07 CARDIFF – The Globe
08 WESTON-S-MARE – Electric Banana
09 BIDEFORD – The Palladium
12 TRURO – The Old Bakery
13 TOTNES – The Barrel House Ballroom
14 BRIDPORT – The Electric Palace
15 ISLE OF WIGHT – Strings Bar & Venue
21 NEWCASTLE – Cluny
22 GLASGOW – Stereo
23 EDINBURGH – La Belle Angele
24 MANCHESTER – Band on the Wall
25 NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms
27 SHEFFIELD – The Leadmill
28 LINCOLN – The Drill
29 BIRMINGHAM – Hare & Hounds
01 LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
02 BRISTOL – Thekla
03 EXETER – Phoenix
05 READING – Facebar
06 BRIGHTON- Chalk
07 PORTSMOUTH – The Wedgewood Rooms
08 MARGATE – Olbys
09 LONDON – The Garage
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