After years spent fronting his former band Those Mockingbirds, New Jersey-based artist Adam Bird decided to call it a day in February of 2016 to focus on a different musical path. The time away from the group that had taken up so much of Bird’s creative energy allowed him to indulge in new sounds and influences that wouldn’t have fit within that aesthetic. The electronic leanings of David Bowie, Massive Attack, Radiohead and Air all started to permeate throughout Bird’s new processes and with that, he would return to the studio with a new vision.
Adopting the moniker A Bird, the project was unveiled with a debut single, “Polluto,” on June 2, 2017. Bird plays all of the instruments on the track as he views the project as a loose, open ended, continuous endeavor with no permanent members other than himself.
“Polluto” serves as an appropriate launch point for A Bird as the artist explains: “The lyrics to ‘Polluto’ are about the feeling that everyone around you is judging you, the insecurity that it turns out many people have. I always felt like I needed to live up to some standard, or that other people’s opinions of me could be improved or shaped if i just did “X”…. Living life that way is a fucking nightmare, and I wanted to write this song as my own personal anthem of reminding myself to stop worrying about everyone else opinions to the detriment of my own.”
Today, he also debuted a video for the song, which you can enjoy below:
A Bird tour dates:
6/21/17 – Groove on Grove – Jersey City, NJ
7/8/17 – Hansils – Oakland NJ