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Andrew Bird Shares Video for New Song “Manifest”

My Finest Work Yet Due Out March 22 via Loma Vista

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Andrew Bird is releasing a new album, the amusingly titled My Finest Work Yet, on March 22 via Loma Vista. Now he has shared another song from the album, “Manifest,” via a Matthew Daniel Siskin-directed video that shows Bird and his band recording the album live to tape at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles. Watch it below, followed by Bird’s upcoming tour dates.

Bird had this to say about the song in a press release: “‘Manifest’ traces our evolution from single celled organisms to modern man - then takes it further, post-mortem, to when a plant or animal becomes a fossil fuel fracked from the ground and released into the atmosphere from combustion engines like ghosts. The after-life of energy.”

Previously Bird shared My Finest Work Yet‘s opening track, “Sisyphus” (which was one of our Songs of the Week), performed the song on the Chris Thile-hosted public radio show Live From Here, and shared a video for the song. The album includes “Bloodless,” a politically themed song that Bird released in November and was our #1 Song of the Week.

In a previous press release Bird said of the album: “I think My Finest Work Yet is my finest work yet.”

The album tackles our current divisive political climate, as Bird explained in the previous press release: “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.”

Bird added: “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.”

Paul Butler produced My Finest Work Yet, which was recorded at Barefoot Recordings in Los Angeles, CA. Bird’s last album, Are You Serious, was released in 2016 via Loma Vista.

Andrew Bird Tour Dates:

March 07 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo
March 08 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo
March 14 - Austin, TX - The Line Hotel
March 16 - Austin, TX - Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake
March 21 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo
April 02 - Chicago, IL - Green Mill
April 03 - Chicago, IL - Green Mill
April 08 - New York, NY - National Sawdust
April 09 - New York, NY - National Sawdust

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March 5th 2019

very nice songs..thank you

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March 6th 2019

love to see your video such a nice song.thankyou