Watch Andrew Bird Debut “Begging Questions” At Newport Folk Festival

At the Newport Folk Festival earlier this month, Andrew Bird had a welcome surprise for his audience: a brand new song that he’d written “in the last two weeks.” The song, a romantic, conversational folk romp called “Begging Questions,” plays like the best of Bird’s work: light-footed, clever, and keenly emotional. Watch Bird, along with Tift Merritt and an acoustic band, play the song below.