Multi-instrumentalist artist Andrew Bird released his latest album My Finest Work Yet last week, and has just debuted the new animated video for the terrific track “Manifest”.

We haven’t talked about Andrew Bird in awhile here. We reviewed his 2005 album Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs, and then 2007’s Armchair Apocrypha. He’s been extremely busy since- 8 full-length albums since- and his latest might just be as its title states.

The new video for “Manifest” (above) is An animated film by Andrea Nakhla with creative direction by Matthew Daniel Siskin and Andrew Bird himself. It is the perfect accompaniment to the wispy track; an airy and dream-like visual representation of the music.

Talking about the process of recording My Finest Work Yet, Bird has said;

“[My Finest Work Yet] … was recorded live to tape at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Bird and band went for that Rudy Van Gelder jazz room sound where the instruments bleed in to all the mics in just the right way. Piano plays a strong role on these songs and most of the melodies are tinged with a gospel-jazz-60s soul feel while the lyrics are direct and risk-taking, cutting to the quick of what’s happening in our world.”

My Finest Work Yet is available now via Loma Vista Recordings.

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