The Bird and the Bee

Webster Hall / New York, NY

Photo by Gabriella Porter
Photo by Gabriella Porter

The Bird and the Bee transported concertgoers to a sunny summer dream to celebrate the release of their new album, Recreational Love. Inara George (the Bird) jumped, clapped and danced as she and her bandmates swayed in their matching uniforms of indigo tie-dye and white Converse hi-tops. All the while, Greg Kurstin (the Bee) sat off to the right and coolly manned the keyboard.

The indie-pop duo performed a blend of tracks that spanned their career. Their set list included early tracks, such as “Again & Again” and “Polite Dance Song,” as well as songs off of their latest album, such as the sassy “Runaway” and the disco-infused “Will You Dance.” They sprinkled in their much-cherished Hall & Oates covers of “I Can’t Go For That” and “Sara Smile.” In the latter melody, as George crooned, ‘it’s you,’ the crowd chimed in on mark, singing along joyfully, ‘and me forever.’

The delightful duo brought things down with their cover of the Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is Your Love,” and echoing the sentiment of the tender tune, the Bird and the Bee closed the show on a sweet note and softly left the stage, leaving their fans to drift back and awaken from the charming trip.

– Jennifer Suzukawa-Tseng

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