English Teacher - Albatross. A landscape painting with rocks and sheep and an abstract focal shape with hints of a musical instrument.

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The latest single from English Teacher is an airy swirling song with a luminous vocal. It’s an indie song with a definite flicker of Bowie.

The lyrics match this musical whimsy, zooming from a window in a cul-de-sac right up to the myriad stars. The song’s revelation is followed by an intensifying instrumental break and then it swooshes out of your own window and is gone.

Yes. Yes. I like this. It’s interesting. It uses the briefest of poems to trick you into thinking and all the while sounds rich and complex. My standing ovation scattered my laptop across the floor, but it was still happy just like me.

Listen to English Teacher – ‘Albatross’.

Albatross Lyrics

My cross flew out the window with me
When I decided to be
One of those shouty things up in the sky

I gave my mum a heart attack
Left the windowsill for the cul-de-sac
I stared at the sun and she stared right back

Found ’em heading south
I said, “Have you heard about the sun?
Oh, she’s the thing that made us, she made everyone.”

They said, “Don’t think you’re special
She’s not the only one
Haven’t you seen the sky at night?
There’s millions of them.”

Written by Fenton on

Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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