Today, Birds of Chicago share their video for the new single “Superlover”, from the forthcoming album Love in Wartime, produced by North Mississippi Allstar, Luther Dickinson and available on Signature Sounds Recordings May 4.

“Superlover” feels like a musical and personal distillation of everything the band has been fine-tuning since appearing on the scene in 2013. The song asks listeners to check their hearts and see what’s in reserve with the simple refrain “We need a super love/ Need a super lover.” “I was listening to Stevie Wonder’s “Love’s in Need of Love Today” and thought we could use a few more songs like THAT right about now,” says JT Nero, who wrote the song for Alli Russell to sing. “A few hours later, we had it.”


The video needs no frills to showcase Birds of Chicago’s talent in a live intimate performance of the song, where every ounce of emotion in the lyrics is felt wholeheartedly.

Birds of Chicago are known for their seamless combination of rock n roll meets “near perfect Americana” (No Depression). Nero and Russell recently recorded Love in Wartime, an album envisioned as a cinematic rock n roll suite, at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studio in Chicago. During the band’s recent interview with Chicago Tribune, music critic Greg Kot expressed that the new album “channels the band’s increasingly volatile energy as a live act while upholding its penchant for soul-searching lyrics.”

Birds of Chicago began in 2012 when Nero started writing for his vocal star-muse, Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own, Nero with JT and the Clouds and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po’ Girl, but together there was an unmistakable chemistry. Music this raw and soul-rich demands to be experienced live, and Birds of Chicago have developed a fervent following, touring 200 nights a year since their formation. For more information on tour dates and artist updates visit birdsofchicago.com.


APR 24 TUE – De Oosterport – Groningen, 04, Netherlands

APR 25 WED – Bird – Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Netherlands

APR 26 THU – Theater De Lievekamp – Oss, Netherlands

APR 28 SAT – Razzmatazz Podium – Oost-Souburg, Netherlands

APR 29 SUN – Grenswerk – Venlo, 05, Netherlands

APR 30 MON – Meneer Frits – Eindhoven, 06, Netherlands

MAY 1 TUE – Blue Room Sessions – ‘s-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands

MAY 4 FRI – Labadoux Festival – Ingelmunster, Flemish Region, Belgium

MAY 5 SAT – Kilkenny Roots Festival – Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland

MAY 6 SUN – Kilkenny Roots Festival – Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland

MAY 7 MON – Kirton Town Hall Live – Kirton, England, United Kingdom

MAY 8 TUE – The Greystones – Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

MAY 9 WED – The Maze @ The Forest Tavern – Nottingham, United Kingdom

MAY 11 FRI – Calstock Hall – Calstock, C6, United Kingdom

MAY 12 SAT – Seven Arts – Leeds, England, United Kingdom

MAY 13 SUN – The Live Room @Caroline Social Club – Shipley, United Kingdom

MAY 14 MON – The Lexington Presented by Green Note – London, United Kingdom

MAY 15 TUE – The Stables – Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

MAY 16 WED – St. Nicholas’s Church – Baulking, England, United Kingdom

MAY 17 THU – St. John the Baptist Church – Finchingfield, England, United Kingdom

MAY 18 FRI – Gulbenkian presented by Whitstable Sessions – Canterbury, England, United Kingdom

MAY 20 SUN – Mareel – North Ness, Lerwick Shetland Islands, Scotland, ZE, United Kingdom

MAY 25-26 – DelFest – Cumberland, MD, United States

MAY 27 SUN – Nowhere Else Festival – Cincinnati, OH, United States

JUN 1 FRI – Nelsonville Music Festival – Hocking College – Nelsonville, OH, United States

JUN 2 SAT – Terminal West – Private Event – Atlanta, GA, United States

JUN 3 SUN – Music at Big Purple House – Greensboro, NC, United States

JUN 7 THU – MOMM, Museum of Making Music – Carlsbad, CA, United States

JUN 9 SAT – Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music – Novato, CA, United States

JUN 15 FRI – Musician’s Corner Nashville at Centennial Park – Nashville, TN, United States

JUN 22-23 – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Calgary, AB, Canada

JUL 1 SUN – Peg Egan Sunset Concert Series – Egg Harbor, WI, United States

JUL 4 WED – Private Event – Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, United States

JUL 5 THU – The Siren – Morro Bay, CA, United States

JUL 6 FRI – Brice Station Vineyards – Murphys, CA, United States

JUL 7-8 – High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA, United States

JUL 13-14 – Green River Music Festival – Greenfield Community College – Greenfield, MA, United States

JUL 21 SAT – Private Function – Concord, MA, United States

AUG 5 SUN – Cambridge Folk Festival – Cambridge, United Kingdom

AUG 11 SAT – Kingsville Folk Festival – Kingsville, ON, Canada

AUG 17 FRI – Bear Creek Folk Fest – Grande Prairie, AB, Canada

AUG 24-25 – Fayetteville Roots Festival – Fayetteville, AR, United States

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