The Privateers

Album: Noble Beast (2009)


  • Andrew Bird explained to Drowned In Sound that this song "is from the point of view of someone who is tired of being marketed to or psycho-babbled at."
  • Bird told Drowned in Sound the story of this song: "A re-imagining of an old song called 'The Confession' which first appeared on Oh! The Grandeur (An album Bird recorded in 1999 when he was with The Bowl of Fire). My old drummer Kevin encouraged me to resurrect it but this time as a pop song instead of sleepy jazz ballad. So we recorded the vocals and guitar and sent the song to Stockholm to be completed by the band Loney Dear. They are great, one of my favorites. It became sort of a sad-but-things-are-looking-up, choral, anthemic indie-ABBA with more depth thing."


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