Positive, forward progress in a band is something not always easily achieved, but for Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk, it seems to come more and more naturally with every release. “Don’t Wanna Fall In Love”, the first single from their forthcoming full-length, titled, Burritos, is a lovingly sincere, captivating hymn for the lonely, marking the next fresh footfall for a band whose evolution has become not only recognizable, but expected, with every release. Coming off their 2015 “mini-album” opus, Kill the Fuzz, their sound in “Don’t Wanna Fall in Love” takes the form of a brightened solemnity, both tonally and lyrically.
Vestiges of the vocal harmonies of their last record are present, but coated in a harshly strummed acoustic guitar whose granularity massages away the band’s former self. But it’s as beautiful as it ever was, and reminders of what was can’t help but unearth like a ghost, or like those stories you hear of people who died and came back to life, but left part of themselves on the other side. Sparse arpeggios on an electric guitar flutter up the legs of the song’s body and the repeated mantra of, “You know I don’t belong,” acts as a warm embrace to anyone who’s ever avoided intimacy or romance due to feeling out of step. The intensity of each element builds until the last note is struck, and the last ring of an organ you didn’t know was there, fades, and the reincarnation is complete.