New Release & Video: Andrew Bird – Never Fall Apart

Andrew Bird begins another abounding year of music and touring with the release of his new single and music video for “Never Fall Apart.” Written, directed, edited and animated by the song’s co-writer Jeremy Ylvisaker, the moving visual stars prominent Anishinaabe musician Keith Secola and Geezis Humphrey, connected to each other by a seemingly endless string of yarn. As they sit alone in their own dark abyss, the track erupts into soaring, shouting harmonies – Bird reaching out for love and connection with lyrics that illustrate the attempt to piece yourself back together again. The resounding closer to his latest album Inside Problems is accompanied by an extended, alternate arrangement called “Never Fall Apart: Epilogue.”

“Back from the brink we may have pulled ourselves back together (though tenuously) for the moment,” says Andew Bird. “I recorded ‘Epilogue’ outside in Ojai, CA in January of 2021 for a documentary about news deserts in rural America. I felt I captured something that’s hard to nail because I was playing only for myself. I just happened to be recording. So I sang the lyrics to never fall apart over it, giving the song a different dimension.”

Andrew Bird has returned to the road for both international and North American runs this winter and spring. Following a trek through the UK, including a night at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire last Sunday, and Australia, he and his band will return to the US and Toronto for a dozen dates including Big Ears Festival and other stops across the East Coast and Midwest, with support from Joan Shelley, Madison Cunningham and Ted Poor.

3/9 – Melbourne, AU – Forum Theatre
3/10 – Sydney, AU – Enmore Theatre
3/11 – Brisbane, AU – The Tivoli
3/30 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
3/31 – Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival
4/1 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
4/3 – Richmond, VA – The National
4/4 – Louisville, KY – Paristown Hall
4/5 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
4/7 – Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater
4/8 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
4/9 – Toronto, CA – History
4/11 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
4/12 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Hall
4/13 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall