After years spent fronting his former band Those Mockingbirds, NJ-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 aBIRD, the project was unveiled last year with a debut single, “Polluto,” and a follow-up, “The Sun and The Moon.” Now, with a debut full-length on the way, Bird is readying the release of one more standalone single, “A Cool Island Song.”
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.
A glitch-art inspired music video by director Rob Fitzgerald compiles vintage home movies juxtaposing a warped performance sequence of Bird.
aBIRD has already received nods from tastemakers like The 405 who said it “highlights the tightness of Bird’s production and the catchiness of his instrumentals. Synths are everywhere in pop music, but these are particularly choice.”