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Andrew Bird has released a holiday EP

HARK! includes both originals and holiday standards.

November 08, 2019
Andrew Bird has released a holiday EP Andrew Bird   Rich Fury / Getty

The polymathic Andrew Bird has released a holiday EP called HARK!, Pitchfork reports. The project includes some original songs, alongside winter standards like “White Christmas." "I’ve never had the impulse to make a holiday record until last February. I found myself enjoying the Vince Guaraldi Peanuts records and thought I’d book a few days in the studio. It was an excuse to play some classic jazz with my favorite musicians. A lot of folks have a hard time with the holidays but they serve a purpose to us as a people—to create comfort, warmth and atmosphere within the darkness and the cold that can crush one’s spirit," Bird reportedly said in a statement. "There are a couple originals in here that address this idea of light and warmth in the darkness as well as some classics that have some nostalgic resonance with me. Hark! What sounds come flowing alabaster?"

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Andrew Bird has released a holiday EP