Andrew BIrd and Fiona Apple

Andrew Bird announced earlier this month the release of his new album Are You Serious, which'll be out on April 1 via Loma Vista Recordings. Today he shared the second single, "Left Handed Kisses," a duet featuring Fiona Apple. It's a love song about finally finding someone worth writing love songs about, combining acoustic guitar with Andrew Bird's signature violin. In a press release, Andrew explained the collaborative process, saying:

"My inclination was to write a song about why I can't write a simple love song. The song began as an internal dialogue," Bird says. "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."

As mentioned, Andrew Bird is currently on tour in support of his new LP, including two NYC shows: April 7 at Kings Theatre and April 8 at Terminal 5. Tickets are still on sale.

Stream "Left Handed Kisses", and check out a list of updated tour dates, below...


Andrew Bird - 2016 Tour Dates
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