The anticipation is building around the release of Andrew Bird‘s album, Are You Serious, due out on April 1 on Loma Vista Recordings. We already brought you the single “Capsized,” and now you can check out a new track, “Left Handed Kisses,” featuring Fiona Apple loaning her vocal talents. If you have an extra 30 minutes, you should definitely listen to Andrew telling NPR Music’s Bob Boilen about the new record, and discussing the intimacy for the songwriter in the new tracks.
Bird has a big tour coming up, and the North American leg officially kicks off at The Ryman on March 30, before the singer and his band head to Knoxville for this year’s Big Ears Festival. So, grab tickets to one or both of those while you still can, and feel good about the experience as $1 from every ticket sold on the tour will benefit Everytown for Gun Violence, an organization that works to end gun violence and promote safer communities.
Head below to listen to Bird and Apple perfectly compliment each other in the lovely stripped down track “Left Handed Kisses,” which Bird describes as his attempt to explain why he can’t write a simple love song, because “people are complex.”