Springsteen famously released the demo of his home-recorded Nebraska album because he felt that the studio recordings didn’t recapture its raw, haunted sound.
In that spirit (but maybe not quite to such acclaim) we’ve added Big Black Crow to our music page. Recorded in the clifftop town of Varkala in southern India in 2014, it features Gaby improvising with her new best friend, a loud-mouthed crow sitting with us in the roof-top garden. It’s rambling and unfocused - Gaby at her joyful, irrepressible best.
We thought about trying to write something a little more considered and then re-record it. The crow insisted that we’d nailed it on the first take.