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song: We are the weeds 
(© 2023 Gudrich/Gudrich)

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Watch the official music video

This video showcases the rough beauty of urban weeds... Expect weeds, insects, dancers, awesome graffiti and a Dionysian faun!

We shot this video in Catalunya, mostly in Terrassa, where we used to live from 2013-2017. It was really emotional to be back there! Visca la terra lliure!

The second song of our ongoing collaboration with James Michael (formerly of Sixx:A.M.) behind the mixing desk.

Now streaming everywhere! 

Lyrics

We're growing wild, wild like weeds

And we're breaking up the rigid streets

They cannot kill us or keep us down

We are the rebels that wild this town

The rebels need to lead the way

Cuz the leaders all have failed

The villains need to save the day

Cuz the heroes all have bailed

We are the weeds!

we are the weeds yeah!

They tear us out to reign us in

But they can never kill the life within

Though we're unwanted and vilified

We are the villains who fight for life

The rebels need to lead the way

Cuz the leaders all have failed

The villains need to save the day

Cuz the heroes all have bailed

We are the weeds!

we are the weeds yeah!

See the butterfly in the city heat

She needs us weeds to rest her wings

Yeah the butterfly in the dirty streets 

She needs us weeds for shade and drink

Without us weeds breaking up the streets

There's no space for life and the city's bleak

We're growing wild, wild like weeds

And we're breaking up the rigid streets

They cannot kill us or keep us down

We're wild and alive!

We are the weeds! We are the weeds, yeah!

Wild like weeds!

Story

In his day job as an environmental educator, Xavi spends a lot of time advocating for wildlife gardening and rewilding - so-called "weeds" are an important part of our local ecosystems, with many species of insects and birds depending on them! In urban environments, weeds are important "stepping stones" for insects ("beelines"). This song is a passionate ode to the power of these phyto-underdogs!

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Still from the  video shoot.

Liner notes

Xavi: rhythm guitars, vocals, bass

Sabú: lead guitar, tenor recorder, bass, backing vocals

Drums by Sabú, Xavi & James Michael

Recorded 2024 at Catfish & Crow Studios 

Mixed and mastered by James Michael

Produced by Sabú Gudrich

Co-produced by Xavi Gudrich

℗ 2024 Gudrich/Gudrich

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