Andrew Bird Shares Fiona Apple Duet "Left Handed Kisses"

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Today Andrew Bird shares “Left Handed Kisses”, the new single from his upcoming album, Are You Serious (out April 1). It features the sorely-missed Fiona Apple, who hasn’t been very active since releasing our favorite album of 2012, The Idler Wheel...

Listen below:

Here is Bird speaking on how the duet came to be:

My inclination was to write a song about why I can't write a simple love song. The song began as an internal dialogue. At first it was just my voice. Then another voice came creeping in and I thought "this should be a duet if I can find the right person." I needed to find someone really indicting. She was totally committed. The session was a long whiskey-fueled night - unhinged, for sure. All worth it, of course. I can't write simple love songs. People are complex. 

Catch Bird on tour:


02-25 Eindhoven, Netherlands - Muziekgebouw
02-26 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
02-27 Rotterdam, Netherlands - De Doelen
02-28 Groningen, Netherlands - De Oosterpoort
03-30 Nashville, TN - The Ryman
04-01 Knoxville, TN - Big Ears Festival
04-02 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
04-04 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
04-05 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04-07 Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
04-08 New York, NY - Terminal 5
04-09 Boston, MA - Citi Wang Theatre
04-11 Montreal, Quebec - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
04-13 Toronto, Ontario - Danforth Music Hall
04-14 Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
04-15 Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
04-16 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
04-18 Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater
04-19 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
04-21 Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
04-22 St. Louis, MO - The The Pageant
04-30 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
05-02 Edinburgh, Scotland - Queen's Hall
05-03 Manchester, England - Cathedral
05-04 London, England - Roundhouse
05-06 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
05-08 Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royale
05-09 Paris, France - Trianon
05-13 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
05-14 Los Angeles, CA - Ace Theatre
05-15 Los Angeles, CA - Ace Theatre
05-16 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
05-18 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
05-19 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
05-21 Vancouver, British Columbia - Orpheum Theatre
05-23 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
05-24 Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre