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After a short phase of spreading his wings and playing concerts under the name Silver Birch, the pandemic made singer-songwriter Patrick Lerjen draw back to the shelter of his one-room studio, where he recorded 19 songs.
In his soothing indie-folk debut single Yourself, he is contemplating about our daily hunt for approval and how we should strive to be curious and vulnerable human beings instead.
It was evident from the start, that the song should stay in the intimate state, it originally had been written in; Lerjen’s warm voice, guitar picking , and a bunch of dreamy e-piano throw-ins.

Song written, performed, produced & mixed by Patrick Lerjen at Slow Breeder.
Song mastered by Christoph Utzinger & Patrick Lerjen.
Pictures by Matthias Luggen

lyrics

High up
I hold that mirror
It only shows
What you’re supposed to see

It‘s such a delicate job
To keep the odds in favour
Working hard
So you could fall for me

Let yourself feel
The way you did as a kid
Let them come
Right at you

Show your joy your fear
Yeah what your made of
Be the sweet kid
You could have been

Yeah love yourself
You might be the only one around
Yeah everyone else
Is busy praising their own clown

This island‘s always been
A hidden gem
Advertised on all
The channels known

There‘s all one would ever need
A warm home and the church of love
It’s just that everyone’s already
An island on their own

Yeah love yourself
You might be the only one around
Yeah everyone else
Is busy praising their own clown

Yeah love yourself
Yeah love yourself
Yeah love yourself
Love yourself

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released February 5, 2021

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Silver Birch Bern, Switzerland

Silver Birch melds the cornerstones of his musical identity to a world of soothing song-lines that evoke names like Ben Howard, J. Tillman or Bon Iver.
In Silver Birch’s songs, slow drums, wavy guitars, and lush 70’s synths & string-machines set the scene in the realms of indie-folk and alternative-rock.
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