NYC-based indie pop artist Birch, the moniker for musician & producer Michelle Birsky, is thrilled to share her new single, “Labor Fruit.” The Wild Honey Pie praised the track as “one insanely gratifying deep breath” and The Revue . “Labor Fruit” is Birsky’s second offering of 2018, following previous single “femme.two,” which was praised by The Line of Best Fit for its “syrupy, glitch-pop beats and chopped and spliced vocal samples,” and accompanied by a music video that Atwood Magazine described as “a passionate deconstruction of norms stepping into the future of feminism.” Birch will be releasing her debut record, femme.one, in early 2019, from which “femme.two” and “Labor Fruit” are singles.
Birch has been releasing music and making waves in the Brooklyn scene for a few years now. Last summer, they released Not Human, prompting The 405 to proclaim that “you need this 4-track EP in your life” and Ladygunn to praise the way “Birch explores societal issues and the concerns of our generation in a rounded atmospheric cloud of swirly tempos that provide a space for feeling, reflecting and dancing.”
“Labor Fruit” is just the beginning of Birch’s latest chapter, one that will continue to merge her affinity for creating moody indie pop, accented with electronic flourishes, with her incisive lyrics that tackle some of the most pressing socio-political issues of our time.
“Listening to "Labor Fruit" feels like one insanely gratifying deep breath.” - The Wild Honey Pie
“Others evolve and transform themselves into something extraordinary, which is what Michelle Birsky has done with her project Birch.” - The Revue
“femme.two has a weight that’s personal as well as political.” - The Line of Best Fit
“Step into the future of feminism with Birch’s femme.two” - Atwood Magazine
"You need this 4-track EP in your life." - The 405
"If reading political comments on your feed has your head ready to explode, then this tune is one you need to listen to... Also bonus, Birch tackles topics from technology to women’s history and gender equality, you know, all the important stuff." - Galore Magazine
"Birch explores societal issues and the concerns of our generation in a rounded atmospheric cloud of swirly tempos that provide a space for feeling, reflecting and dancing." - Ladygunn
"Birsky and her band shows admirable range, but at the same time there's a keen focus on songwriting quality that maintains a sense of consistency amidst all the variety." - Pop Matters
"Birch has a bright future ahead of them and we can't wait to see what they're up to next." - Pancakes and Whiskey
"She attempts to find meaning in the chaos; to find answers to questions people are too afraid to ask. That, and the fact that her song will be on repeat in your head for days, is why this girl is going far." - The Lala