Critically acclaimed, globe trotting performer, film score composer, multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and expert whistler, Andrew Bird is one of the most emotionally gripping, well rounded and deeply gifted musicians in the spotlight today. After picking up his first violin at the age of four and learning to play classical compositions by ear, Bird began developing his own personal style as an artist by synthesizing influences from jazz, country blues and folk to evolve his musicianship into a heartwarming, mesmerizing, one-man orchestra (watch the video that singlehandedly sparked my infatuation with Andrew Bird here). The unprecedented combination of Bird's warm, rustic style, his smooth, soulful voice and cryptic lyric writing couples with enchanting melodies and transcendent violin playing to captivate the souls of each of his listeners, rendering them instantly vulnerable to and emotionally invested in each and every thoughtful note, from start to finish.
After cranking out an impressive 12 album discography overflowing with powerful, multifaceted and imaginative compositions, Andrew Bird has left fans anxiously awaiting the release of his 13th studio album, entitled Are You Serious, out on April 1st, which he claims to be his most personal album yet, as it reveals more aspects about his personal life, his relationship with his wife and the birth of their son rather than his usual delivery of enigmatic wordplay discussing the human condition. Bird recently appeared on Conan to perform one of the album's forthcoming tracks, "Capsized," a cool, rock/blues showcase of Bird's versatile musical personality and innovative manipulation of the violin.
Check out Andrew Bird's live performance of "Capsized" below, listen to the studio version of the track here, preorder Are You Serioushere, and be sure to catch Andrew Bird during one of his upcoming, full band world tour stops.