The music of multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Andrew Bird is chimeric, and it constantly writhes and shifts just as you think you have a firm grasp of it.  This is hardly surprising given his experimental tendencies, his proficiency with varied instruments and musical styles, and it certainly makes for exciting

listening.  With his thirteenth studio album, Are You Serious, Bird has decided to take a more personal approach to his lyrics, drawing upon his married life for inspiration, but his lyrics maintain a cryptic, universal, quality so they never feel particularly confessional and plenty of room is left for the listener to impart their own interpretation to the songs..

This is an extract from a review originally published on the 27th March 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.

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