Andrew Bird’s new Christmas album ‘Hark!’

Andrew Bird’s new album features classics like “White Christmas” and John Prine’s “Souvenir.” Andrew Bird collaborated on the cover art with his mom Beth Bird. Image courtesy of Andrew Bird.

“Hark!” is Andrew Bird’s new holiday album featuring classics like “Oh Holy Night” and “Christmas is Coming,” plus pandemic-inspired original songs, and less-traditional holiday tunes such as John Prine’s “Souvenirs.”

He says working on this was an unexpected development in 2020. “I sort of stumbled into it and just started gathering songs because I was honestly feeling a bit uninspired early this year. But if you told me a few years ago that I'd be doing a Christmas album I’d think, ‘What happened? Did my career plateau and I'm just doing a cash grab?’”