"We've been there before and I'm fairly sure we'll find a clearing in the forest of our hearts"

Bowerbirds' Philip Moore: "We really wanted to try to create a cinematic feel with 'The Clearing', where there are highs and lows, intimate moments and almost terrifying ones, just like in a really good film. That led us to utilize a lot of different instruments and household objects to create the soundscapes we were going for."

Philip Moore: "The cores of the songs are obscured more, in a way. A lot of the elements surrounding the music are more lush. Most of all, though, I feel like the lyrics are more spot on - they’re based on my actual life."