On his model new album Inside Issues, Andrew Bird acknowledges the entire complicated ideas, questions and middle-of-the-night obsessions swirling round in every of us. Arriving third June by way of Loma Vista / Harmony, Inside Issues is a group of 11 authentic songs that tackle these interior demons that run amok when issues get particularly quiet. It’s a lush and rousing entry to his acclaimed, always evolving and perennially curious profession.
For Bird, the concept saved coming again to hang-out him was the unavoidable presence of thresholds: the second when one thing turns into one thing else, when someplace turns into some place else. The phenomenon seems in countless facets of every day life, from the method of projecting inner emotions and dialogue to the surface surroundings, or the seemingly mundane expertise of standing within the body of the doorway, crossing state traces or anyplace the place one is neither right here nor there, however in between. These are the questions that course by way of the Inside Issues – the place is the brink, who’re we through the moments in between?
Album opener and new single ‘Underlands’ follows the lately launched ‘Atomized,’ introducing the document’s recurring theme with allusions to Icarus and Orpheus which can be delivered in Bird’s singularly stylish but inquisitive demeanor.
“You simply don’t know what’s below the floor, be it the land, the ocean, our pores and skin,” says Andrew Bird. “You may be whistling away, projecting contentedness, when actually there’s a swirling twisted mess beneath. Wanting up, there’s the knowable universe however except you get into astrology, you’ll discover the celebs don’t owe us something and also you’re left much less assured than once we thought gods threw down lightning bolts. ‘Underlands’ introduces an album that offers with the unseen beneath and the membrane that separates your outdoors issues out of your inside issues.”
Andrew Bird may also be seen in new documentary Actually Good Rejects, which premiered at SXSW and follows LA luthier Reuben Cox, who made the uncommon, rubber-bridged guitar that begins ‘Underlands,’ influencing a lot of Inside Issues with an indescribable sound.
Andrew might be performing tracks from Inside Issues this summer season on his lately introduced European Tour. Culminating at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, July will see Andrew Bird play 7 nights over 9 days, together with headline exhibits at Berlin’s Metropol, Utrecht’s Tivolivredenburg and Cologne’s Gloria, in addition to performances with full orchestras at Day’s Off Pageant in Paris and Lyon’s Les Nuits de Fourvieres Pageant. Full tour itemizing under. Tickets are on-sale now right here.
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