In addition to releasing the physical edition of his new LP HARK! – including a red vinyl version accompanied by 12 paper bird ornaments designed by his mother, Beth Bird – Andrew Bird has just shared a gorgeous music video for one of the record’s original songs, “Night’s Falling.”
Watch “Night’s Falling,” created and animated by Katherine Freer and inspired by Beth Bird, whose HARK! artwork comes to life in a vivid scene of seasonal soul-searching, below….
“Night’s Falling” marks the second animated video Andrew Bird has released from HARK!, following the surreal silhouette-style piece that accompanied his wintry take on John Cale’s “Andalucia.”
Since 2009, Andrew Bird has welcomed winter with “Gezelligheid”: an annual series of hometown holiday concerts at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church, concentrating mainly on instrumental violin pieces that he amplifies only by way of his signature spinning horns. On December 13th, he will reprise the event as a special live-streamed performance from the mountains of California.
Andrew explains: “I want to keep the Gezelligheid tradition going, though I’ll be nowhere near Fourth Presbyterian in Chicago this year. In a way, I’ll be merging Gezelligheid with Echolocations as the Janus horn sends my violin bouncing off surrounding oaks and mountains as the sun sets. Gezelligheid (which roughly translates to cozy) was conceived as a way to get through the seasonal darkness with a communal experience. This year will be a test of our individual and collective strength.”
Following the December 13th live-stream, fans will have access to view the concert all throughout December. Tickets are available now, and also include an archive of 2013’s Gezelligheid to enjoy in the meantime.