Hot damn, this is what we needed to kick the weekend into high gear. Two weeks back, we heard "Left Handed Kisses," the new track from Andrew Bird that featured Fiona Apple
. It was great. He's got a new record coming out, Are You Serious
, due out 4/1, and he's shared another new single, and I never thought I'd want to dance all night to an Andrew Bird song but I'd never heard "Roma Fade" before.
"Roma Fade" is simultaneously a distinctly Andrew bird track (whistling, violins) but it also rockets forward on a beat that is one ass-shaking step away from being disco. And I don't know about you but Andrew Bird coming close to doing disco sounds like a hell of a party to me, and that's exactly what "Roma Fade" is. I went from being excited for the new Andrew Bird record ("Left Handed Kisses" has been in my rotation ever since I heard it) to being all aboard the Are You Serious
hype train. Here's hoping that the record holds even more surprises like this in its folds.