An Interview with Andrew Bird by Rennie Sparks of The Handsome Family
In the song “Eyeoneye” you sing, “No one can break your heart so you break it yourself.” Do we need our hearts broken?
Well, I think it might be impossible to break one’s own heart but I thought it was worth bringing up as a possibility. We all know that massaging your own shoulders or cutting your own hair doesn’t feel the same as when someone else does it. The idea that one’s heart has to be broken so that one can know love and therefore have lived, that’s sort of a backward way of going at life.
The Handsome Family’s new album, Wilderness, just became available for download on the iTunes Store. Get your first watch of the single “Woodpecker”, about Mary Sweeney, the famous Wisconsin Window Smasher of the 1890’s, courtesy of All Songs Considered.