Release The Sunbird is a side project, but itís not. Release The Sunbird is a solo project, but itís not. Slapping a label on it to make it easy to categorize is tempting, but is ultimately doing a disservice to the incredible record Zach Rogue (of Rogue Wave) has made. Come Back to Us is glowing from the inside out, the edges of the songs blurring in hazy focus, lifted by beautiful harmonies, meditative phrase repetition and lilting melodies. Thesesongs are not the sort of cast-off melancholia or ambient electronic experiments in which other artists indulge when theyíve escaped from their band for a moment. Come Back to Us is sun-kissed, joyful and simply one of the most lovely albums you will hear this year.