Left Handed Kisses
by Andrew Bird (featuring Fiona Apple)

Album: Are You Serious (2016)
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Songfacts®:

  • Andrew Bird duets with Fiona Apple on this slice of chamber pop. We hear Apple portraying a romantic and Bird a sceptic. "My inclination was to write a song about why I can't write a simple love song," Bird explained. "The song began as an internal dialogue. At first it was just my voice. Then another voice came creeping in and I thought 'this should be a duet if I can find the right person.'"

    "I needed to find someone really indicting. She was totally committed," he added. "The session was a long whiskey-fueled night - unhinged, for sure. All worth it, of course. I can't write simple love songs. People are complex."
  • Andrew Bird told DIY magazine: "It began as an internal conversation. There was no need for pronouns. Point, counterpoint. Four years later Fiona Apple is singing the role of my own self loathing. Life is funny."

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