We were asked by the Groninger Museum to make a song with a painting from their collection in mind. Giorgio Morandi's still life with his familiar glasses and bottles stood out, because of its subtlety and repetitiveness. Qualities we felt at ease with. We don't know what's inside the bottles. It could be milk, could be wine, could be nothing. Yeat's 'A Drinking Song' turned out to complete the song perfectly.
A Drinking Song - William Butler Yeats
Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.
Recorded on 24th September 2013 in Amsterdam by Jan Pieter van Weel and Melvin van Gent - Mixed and mastered by Melvin van Gent
On 6th December Spilt Milk will perform the song at the opening of the exhibition 'Natural Beauty' at the Groninger Museum.
released 25 October 2013
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