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Internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter Andrew Bird today announces the release of his forthcoming album, ‘My Finest Work Yet’, out 22nd March via Loma Vista. Preorder the album here. The record features ten songs including the new single, “Sisyphus,” which debuts today—watch/share here, stream/purchase here.

‘My Finest Work Yet’ finds Bird grappling with themes of current day dichotomies and how to identify a moral compass amidst such divisive times. “I’m interested in the idea that our enemies are what make us whole—there’s an intimacy one shares with their opponent when locked in such a struggle. If we were to just walk away would our enemies miss us? How did we get to this point and how can we, through awareness of it, maybe pull ourselves out of this death spiral,” says Bird.

Tongue-in-cheek album titles aside, Bird tackles these topics with a more direct songwriting approach than his previous releases, taking greater risks both lyrically and in recording. Bird and the band taped all the songs live without headphones or separation attempting to create a sound where all instruments bled into each other’s microphones. Of the new music, Bird reflects, “There is a certain optimism to this record…it’s pretty up musically though it doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to the lyrics.” Produced by Paul Butler (The Bees, Michael Kiwanuka) , ‘My Finest Work Yet’ was recorded at Barefoot Recordings in Los Angeles, CA.

The new single, “Sisyphus,” is titled after the Greek king punished by Zeus for trying to outsmart the gods and cheat death. Bird shares that the track, “is about being addicted to your own suffering and the moral consequences of letting the rock roll.” Unveiled as a standalone track “Bloodless,” which debuted in November along with the track’s official music video (directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin), also appears on the new album—watch/share here. Written after the 2016 election, Bird states, “‘Bloodless’ has always been the template for the rest of the album,” furthering, “it took me a while to step back and say, ‘What can I say that’s going to be helpful?’ I feel like if I’m going to contribute to anything, it should be coming from some perspective that we haven’t yet thought about.”

An acclaimed whistler, multi instrumentalist and vocalist, Andrew Bird picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. This June, Bird will embark on a European tour.

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Releases

Are You Serious?
Loma Vista Records(2016)
Break it Yourself
Bella Union(2012)
Noble Beast
Bella Union(2009)
Armchair Apocrypha
Fargo records(2007)
Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs
Fargo records(2005)
Weather Systems
Fargo records(2003)
Music of Hair
(self released)(1996)