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Andrew Bird + Fiona Apple Team Up on Charming Duet ‘Left Handed Kisses’

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In a little more than a month’s time, Andrew Bird will return with his latest album Are You Serious, and ahead of that day, he has shared a second single, “Left Handed Kisses,” featuring Fiona Apple.

According to Bird, “Left Handed Kisses” was born out of his inability to write “simple love songs,” because people are just too “complex.” As a result, he went out looking for a worthy sparring partner and recruited Apple for the duet. The two artists make for an admirable team as they alternate between the saccharine and self-referential wit. Besides, no one delivers complex love songs quite like Apple (and we’ll take any new Fiona Apple music we can get our hands on during the droughts that tend to span between her albums).

“The song began as an internal dialogue,” Bird said in a press release. “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. [Apple] was totally committed. The session was a long whiskey-fueled night — unhinged, for sure. All worth it, of course.”

Are You Serious is due out April 1 via Loma Vista. Bird previously unveiled the bluesy lead single “Capsized.” You can find an updated list of the singer-songwriter’s upcoming tour dates below:

Andrew Bird Tour
Feb. 25: Eindhoven, Netherlands – Muziekgebouw
Feb. 26: Amsterdam, Netherlands – Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ
Feb. 27: Rotterdam, Netherlands – De Doelen
Feb. 28: Groningen, Netherlands – De Oosterpoort
March 30: Nashville, TN – The Ryman
April 1: Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival
April 2: Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
April 4: Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
April 5: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
April 7: Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
April 8: New York, NY – Terminal 5
April 9: Boston, MA – Citi Wang Theatre
April 11: Montreal, Quebec – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
April 13: Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
April 14: Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
April 15: Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
April 16: Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
April 18: Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Theater
April 19: Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
April 21: Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
April 22: St. Louis, MO – The The Pageant
April 30: Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
May 2: Edinburgh, Scotland – Queen’s Hall
May 3: Manchester, England – Cathedral
May 4: London, England – Roundhouse
May 6: Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
May 8: Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royale
May 9: Paris, France – Trianon
May 13: San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
May 14: Los Angeles, CA – Ace Theatre
May 15: Los Angeles, CA – Ace Theatre
May 16: San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
May 18: Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
May 19: Seattle, WA – The Showbox
May 21: Vancouver, British Columbia – Orpheum Theatre
May 23: Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
May 24: Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

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