Check Out Andrew Bird’s Bright New Single “Roma Fade”

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Andrew Bird can play many different instruments, but his most underrated ability might be his whistling. His latest single, “Roma Fade,” begins with an infectious whistled melody before launching into bright acoustic guitar with an ambience that is at once joyful and haunting. The song is the latest to portend the arrival of his forthcoming album, Are You Serious, out Apr. 1 on Loma Vista.

Bird describes “Roma Fade” thus:

”’Roma Fade’ is about the wordless dialogue between the watcher and the watched and the fine line between romance and creepiness. In this song, “she” is a fortress of solitude, yet the observer can still affect her with his gaze. Whether the attention is welcome or not, something between them has changed. Notice how the song shifts from third person to first person near the end and it’s actually the observer who has transformed.”

The Illinois native embarks on a tour in support of Are You Serious at the end of March. Check out the full itinerary below.

Andrew Bird Tour Dates


30 — Nashville, Tenn. @ The Ryman


1 — Knoxville, Tenn. @ Big Ears Festival
2 — Atlanta, Ga. @ The Tabernacle
4 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Electric Factory
5 — Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
7 — Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Kings Theatre
8 — New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
9 — Boston, Mass. @ Citi Wang Theatre
11 — Montreal, Quebec @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
13 — Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Music Hall
14 — Detroit, Mich. @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
15 — Columbus, Ohio @ The LC Pavillion
16 — Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues
18 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Riverside Theater
19 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
21 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
22 — St. Louis, Mo. @ The The Pageant
30 — Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street


2 — Edinburgh, United Kingdom @ Queen’s Hall
3 — Manchester, United Kingdom @ Cathedral
4 — London, United Kingdom @ Roundhouse
6 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
8 — Brussels, Belgium @ Cirque Royale
9 — Paris, France @ Trianon

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