Andrew Bird is joined by Phoebe Bridgers on new song ‘I felt a funeral, in my brain’.
The vastly experienced composer, songwriter, and arranger recently released his album ‘Inside Problems’, and will return to London early next year. Andrew Bird will complete a re-arranged show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on February 19th, with tickets available.
‘I felt a funeral, in my brain’ is a fresh setting of a poem by Emily Dickinson, a contemplation of the inner and outer worlds, and the sometimes tangled links between them.
A beautiful arrangement, Andrew Bird’s patient approach is augmented by a golden vocal from Phoebe Bridgers. Truly, she never misses.
“I came across this Emily Dickinson poem and found it to be the most vivid description of an inner world I’ve ever encountered,” says Andrew Bird. “It became an inspiration for the songs on ‘Inside Problems’. Who better to sing it with than Phoebe Bridgers? I sent her a demo and so, here we are.”
“Thanks to Ms. Dickinson’s publisher at Harvard University Press for allowing us to use this poem. As I understand, her poems weren’t published as she intended them until the 1950s – that is, without the heavy hand of her male editors.”
Online now, it’s a beautiful treatment of some exquisite poetry – tune in below.
Photo Credit: David Black