The recording sessions for Beautiful Empty produced too much music for one album. So the band decided to release a followup companion piece named Side 3. It's not a b-sides record bit a continuation of the ideas, feelings, musicians, instruments, and rooms that created Beautiful Empty. With 6 songs and a run time of over 24 minutes, it packs more punch than a typical EP.
"Beautiful Empty showcases a songwriter of remarkable depth and maturity." - Denver Post
"After nearly quitting music, John Common made the best record of his life." - Westword Magazine
"An acoustic rock masterpiece. The album is a perfect 10." - Music Connection
Why Birds Fly is a 13-song collection of scratched films and charred photos that chronicle how things come together and then fall apart. Call it the dark "disc two" from the Good To Be Born sessions. This record shows Common as an artist at ease with quiet acoustic numbers, wordless sound landscapes and fully-orchestrated rock stunners. Wrapped in radio static and shot out into space, Why Birds Fly is both a great question and a troubling answer.
Smart, introspective songs and lush, layered arrangements combine with artful production choices and inspired performances on this debut record from Denver-based songwriter/musician/singer John Common. A classic "head phone album" from start to finish, 'Good To Be Born' is this former Rainville frontman's exploration into startling new territory with strong roots but no boundaries.