Birdtalker – “Taking Control”: Local Artist of the Week


This week’s Frothy Monkey Local Artist of the Week is Birdtalker, featuring their song “Taking Control”! Birdtalker is a five-piece indie-folk group based right here in Nashville, TN. Born and raised Nashvillians, the band is fronted by couple Zack and Dani Green. Brian Seligman joins them on guitar, Jesse Baker on bass, and Chris Walker on the drums. The group released their first album, One, in 2018 to critical acclaim. Their sophomore self titled album was released a few years later in 2021 and continues to develop their sound.

“Taking Control” was released as the fourth single from Birdtalker’s self-titled record last year. The track opens with a bouncy bassline and playfully phrased verses that ease into a whimsical, boppy chorus. Front woman Dani Green says “Taking Control” is about doing just that—taking control of your own motivations and thoughts and breaking free of codependency. 

You can see Birdtalker this Friday, August 12th at the Assembly Food Hall for Friday Afternoon Live. Birdtalker isn’t currently on tour, so don’t miss your chance to see them live! Listen to “Taking Control” below, check out their live performance of the track recorded in Nashville here.

Tune in to 100.1 FM and all week to hear “Taking Control” by Birdtalker, our Frothy Monkey Local Artist of the Week. Make your way down to the Assembly Food Hall this Friday for a live broadcast with kicking off at 5 p.m followed by a performance from Birdtalker at 7 p.m!