Bridie Jackson and The Arbour – Scarecrow
As promised during the review of Bridie Jackson and The Arbour’s We Talked Again on August 27, 2014, from the quartet’s second long-player New Skin (May 2014), here is another dark tale from that long-player. Scarecrow tells the story of a bride who dies on the night before her wedding day. It is a beautiful, haunting song and, as was the case with We Talked Again, it is full of the quartet’s signature harmonies.
Scarecrow is one of the few songs not penned by vocal lead Bridie Jackson. It was written by Louis Barrabas. You may remember a post by Louis Barrabas and The Bedlam Six here about 8 months ago. It fits seamlessly with the rest of the tracks on New Skin, as if it were the group’s own track.