Wanted to share with you another song by my current musical crush, Gwilym Bowen Rhys. I think it is so stunning.
I told you yesterday he’s not only a soloist, but also a part of the Welsh alt-folk band called Plu, which also consists of his two sisters – Elan and Marged. I find their music absolutely beautiful, when I listen to them for a longer time, I just feel as if I stepped into another, not quite material reality or something like this, or as if I was in a calm, beautiful dream. I love their music. I love how Gwilym is versatile by the way, versatility is one of things I appreciate the most in people so I always notice it, anyway there’s a huge difference between the music made by Plu and his own solo music and the music created by his other band – Y Bandana – which was a rock, kinda garrage band.
Although the leader of the band is Elan Mererid Rhys – Gwilym’s oldest sister – and she is the main vocalist, this song is mainly sang by him, as the lyrics are from a man’s perespective.
“Tra Bo Dau” is a traditional Welsh love song, in which lyrical subject tells us about the girl he loves and how he misses her, because she’s overseas.
I saw somewhere that there is also an English equivalent of this song written from a woman’s point of view.
Here’s the song. Isn’t it moving and very sophisticated in the sound as for a love song?