The Stray Birds: When I Die - WUNC's Songs We Love Podcast

Feb 28, 2018

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Songs We Love is a series and a podcast that looks at the stories behind some of the songs we're playing on our new music discovery stream, WUNC Music.

Over the next few weeks, we'll feature artists from Yep Roc Records. The label, headquartered in Hillsborough, NC, continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary. We're commemorating by highlighting some of their artists.

This time, Eric Hodge chats with the members of The Stray Birds about their song "When I Die" from the 2016 album Magic Fire.

"It was a good way for us to each have a voice on the song."

The band says "When I Die" is one of the first songs they wrote collaboratively. Maya de Vitry says that writing the song as a group let each member have their own perspective on the topic. 

By the way, The Stray Birds encourage fans to tape and archive their live shows.  Here's a sampling of some of their crowd-generated recordings.

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