“I came across this Emily Dickinson poem and found it to be the most vivid description of an inner world I’ve ever encountered,” says Andrew Bird. “It became an inspiration for the songs on Inside Problems. Who better to sing it with than Phoebe Bridgers? I sent her a demo and so, here we are. Thanks to Ms. Dickinson’s publisher at Harvard University Press for allowing us to use this poem. As I understand, her poems weren’t published as she intended them until the 1950s - that is, without the heavy hand of her male editors.”
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Andrew Bird - Are You Serious
This is the strongest Bird has sounded in some time, but it’s not quite a monumental breakthrough.
The American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist deconstructs the complex narratives of his new album for DIY.