LISTEN: Andrew Bird Announces New Album, Unveils Lead Single “Capsized”

Are You Serious is out on April 1 via Loma Vista.

It’s been two years since singer-songwriter Andrew Bird released Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…, but chances are that you’ve heard new music from him more recently than you’d expect—Bird’s signature guitar picking and whimsical whistling soundtrack FX’s new show (and one of our most anticipated of 2016) Baskets. In addition to scoring a show about Zack Galifianakis trying to make it as a rodeo clown in Bakersfield, California, Bird has been putting the finishing touches on his twelfth full-length Are You Serious.

This morning, Bird dropped the lead single from the upcoming, more personal LP. “Capsized,” which is a recorded version of a track that the musician has been touring with (under different names) for years, is a strong reintroduction to the classically trained violinist. Lyrically, the track dives straight into the universal wayward feeling after a painful breakup, but “Capsized” finds Bird veering towards more soulful and strong vocals.

Are You Serious isn’t out for two months, but you can check out the lead single and album details—complete with compelling artwork by John Baldessari—now. Bird is also embarking on a massive tour, so make sure to see when he’s rolling through your town below.

Are You Serious track listing

AndrewBird_2016_AreYouSerious1. Capsized
2. Roma Fade
3. Truth Lies Low
4. Puma
5. Chemical Switches
6. Left-Handed Kisses
7. Are You Serious
8. Saints Preservus
9. The New Saint Jude
10. Valleys Of The Young
11. Bellevue

Andrew Bird tour dates

February
25 – Eindhoven, NL – Muziekgebouw
26 – Amsterdam, NL – Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ
27 – Rotterdam, NL – De Doelen
28 – Groningen, NL – De Oosterpoort

March
30 – Nashville, TN – The Ryman

April
1 – Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival
2 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
4 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
5 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
7 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
8 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
9 – Boston, MA – Citi Wang Theatre
11 – Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
13 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
14 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
15 – Columbus, OH – The LC Pavillion
16 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
18 – Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Theater
19 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
21 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
22 – St. Louis, MO – The The Pageant
30 – Dublin, IRE – Vicar Street

May
2 – Edinburgh, UK – Queen’s Hall
3 – Manchester, UK – Cathedral
4 – London, UK – Roundhouse
6 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
8 – Brussels, BE – Cirque Royale
9 – Paris, FR – Trianon
13 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
14 – Los Angeles, CA – Ace Theatre
15 – Los Angeles, CA – Ace Theatre
16 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
18 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
19 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
21 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre
23 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
24 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

Are You Serious is out on April 1 via Loma Vista.

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