Dark Cloud was written after reading an article about the growing air pollution in the world. There are cities so filled with smog and emissions, that if you look down at it from above, all you see is a black cloud. This got me thinking about everything living inside these clouds, and not long after Dark Cloud was made.
This is the first single from Byrkjedal’s upcoming debut Songs for a restless world, a protest song album with a modern twist and political message. Dark Cloud is a close, meditative and moving song that describes both the minor details and the big frames of the human situation. Siri Byrkjedal addresses the global, environmental challenge and takes it down to a human and relatable level, creating a sharp contrast between the beautiful and the brutal.
your hands your hair your ear your nose your body and your clothes your feet your skin the dirt under you nails the air inside your lungs
all your thoughts your cells, food and drinks, everything you are your friends, your family, the neighbors dog all that you are
the street, the house, the garden, your home all you’ve got in there your bed, the floor, your flowers the walls under and over inside of it all
the good days the bad days the mornings the late nights the hungover days through summer and winter Sundays and Wednesdays and wedding days and boring days and every days
the big the small the young and old the birds and the trees the rich the poor the sacred the outlaws on land and sea
I’ll stop now, you get the picture stop now, I get the picture stop now
there’s a dark cloud coming - their way there’s a dark cloud coming - your way there’s a dark cloud coming - my way there’s a dark cloud coming - our way