The Bird Yellow

The Bird Yellow always knew that the true happiness of the treasure hunter lies in the hunt, not the treasure. The band led by Barcelona native Gerard Vidal Barrena never had time to be born: it had already exploded before it stepped into light. His first song “Roses in the sand” managed to bypass all algorithms to reach hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Critics recognized an astonishing maturity in the voice of a 22-year-old boy who sang songs in his bedroom, and he proved them right shortly after by publishing his debut album Little Kids (2018, Delirics). The album was well received and his powerful voice conquered stages throughout Catalonia and Spain. The normal thing to do would have been to continue down the path of the indie folk singer-songwriter that had given him such good results, but “normal” doesn’t really exist in the world of The Bird Yellow. He put his acoustic guitar aside and began to experiment with other sounds. The result was Pink Honey Rain (2022, Vida Records), an album full of dark songs that never tire of searching for the light. Once again, the opinions of critics and the public were very favorable and The Bird Yellow established himself as one of the best young bands in Barcelona. He played at some of the most important Spanish festivals, like VIDA Festival and Festival Pedralbes. But again, he decided to ignore the beaten track that lay in front of him. He stepped out of the spotlight to find solitude and write some of the most personal songs he’s ever made. He has recorded them, experimenting even more with electronic sounds, and the result is TBH, his third studio album that will be released by Son Canciones in the fall of 2024.

Gerard Vidal Barrena lives between Barcelona and New York City. Apart from making music, he is also a filmmaker. He won a Gaudí Prize with his film debut Les dues nits d’ahir (2021) and has just received a scholarship for the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.


“An artist from top to toe”
“The mature song of a young bird”
El Periódico de Catalunya
“The melodic richness invokes the melancholy of Eliott Smith”
El Temps
“A voice that leaves no one indifferent”