On April 1st, Andrew Bird will release his new album, Are You Serious, through Loma Vista Recordings. In anticipation, the LP is streaming in its entirety below courtesy of NPR.com.
Are You Serious marks the singer-songwriter’s first album of original music since 2012’s Hands of Glory. Joining Bird on the record are Blake Mills on guitar, Ted Poor on drums, and Alan Hampton on bass; Fiona Apple also contributes to the romantic duet “Left Handed Kisses”.
In an interview with NPR.com, Bird described the album’s tracks as “just the strongest melodies and the strongest ideas that occurred to me over a three to four year period, distilled.” The LP is said to unveil “more about his own life including a blossoming relationship between two relative introverts and the birth of their son.”
Are You Serious is preceded by the singles “Capsized”, “Roma Fade”, and “Left Handed Kisses”.
Pre-orders are ongoing.
Are You Serious Tracklist:
02. Roma Fade
03. Truth Lies Low
05. Chemical Switches
06. Left Handed Kisses (feat. Fiona Apple)
07. Are You Serious
08. Saints Preservus
09. The New Saint Jude
10. Valleys of the Young