Birdie Busch Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade

The music of Philadelphia's Emily 'Birdie' Busch is natural. There is no pretense, nothing forced or processed - just delicate, beautiful melodies and deceptively simple lyrics that resonate deeply upon further discovery. If the first album was like peaking into a quieter world of journal meanderings and short vignettes, consider Penny Arcade a musical manifesto, with declarations covering forgiveness, mercy, mysticism, and beyond. Expect some pop culture references in songs like "Go Go Gadget Heart" and her interpretation of the Steve Miller Band gem, "Wild Mountain Honey". One of the standout songs is "The Huff Singers (North Philly)", about a gospel singing group Birdie met while waitressing at a gospel brunch.