In 2014, Alex Schaaf retired his Yellow Ostrich moniker after a run of three superb albums for Barsuk. But 2021 promises redemption, and in April Schaaf’s coming back with a brand new album, entitled Soft. Lead single “Julia” is a fine, melancholy tune that captures Schaaf doing what he does best—writing heartfelt, melancholy pop songs. “Julia” also serves as the lead single for Like A Bird: An Alex Schaaf Anthology (2010-2021), a digital compilation that serves as a career overview for the returning musician. And a third new release is on the horizon; an expanded edition of Mistress, his Barsuk debut, will be released soon.
“Julia” thrives, though, as a welcome return from an underrated singer/songwriter.
Purchase Yellow Ostrich Soft/Like A Bird/Mistress: Barsuk