[Photo courtesy of Andrew Bird via Bandcamp]
By Lauren Patterson, Copy Editor
Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and musician Andrew Bird released his new single, “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” on Wednesday. The track is a duet with Phoebe Bridgers, and was not only inspired by the words of Emily Dickinson’s 1896 poem but also incorporates them into the song.
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Speaking on the track’s creation, Bird shared that he also used the poem as inspiration for tracks on his most recent album, “Inside Problems“.
“I came across this Emily Dickinson poem and found it to be the most vivid description of an inner world I’ve ever encountered,” he said in a statement. “It became an inspiration for the songs on ‘Inside Problems’. I sent a demo to Phoebe Bridgers and she said something to the effect of ‘this is right up my alley’ and so, here we are.”
In addition to this new single, both Bird and Bridgers have upcoming shows in November through spring of next year. Tickets for Andrew Bird’s Outside Problems Tour are available here. Dates to catch Phoebe Bridgers at the Primavera Sound, Corona Capital and Laneway Festivals are also available here.
Stream “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” here, and watch the music video below.