We filmed Esme, Genny and Sarah from Paper Bird on our last Sunday morning in Denver, right next to the weekly downtown farmer’s market, surrounded by sunflowers, barking dogs and value packs of homemade spinach tortillas that lasted us through our time in the desert. 

Here’s the barely touched, incredibly beautiful recording and video from our time with them. If you like this, check out the original version (and their other albums entirely) with horns and strings and all their usual accompaniment, as the band normally has about 6 or 7 people playing in total. 

If you missed it, they recently collaborated with the Ballet Nouveau Colorado, recorded and released as their newest album, “Carry On.” We also have some quotes from them on the importance of creative challenges, and working across borders in the Denver arts scene to grow communities in this previous post.