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Andrew Bird and Fiona Apple link up for cozy living room set — watch

30-minute performance featured Bird and Apple originals as well as the debut of a new song

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When musicians want a more intimate live setting, they often book a gig at their local club or dive bar. For Andrew Bird, however, he sets up shop in his very own living room. The singer-songwriter recently launched a Facebook Live series in which he and special guests kick back, relax, and play barefoot in Bird’s humble abode.

Already he’s invited the likes of My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and Matt Berninger of The National. Bird’s latest installment sees him reuniting with Fiona Apple, with whom he did Are You Serious duet “Left Handed Kisses” earlier this year. Clocking in at a half hour, their charming mini set featured the debut of a new song titled “Railroad Sam and Slingshot Sue”, which was co-written by a five-year-old boy named Sam and Apple, whom Bird nicknamed Slingshot Sue.

It also included collaborative couch performances of Apple’s Idler Wheel track “Werewolf” and the 1940s pop standard “(I’d Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China”, as well as “Why”, taken from Bird’s 2001 full-length, The Swimming Hour, and a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Oh, Sister”.

Replay the entire set below.

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