Current Swell Will Set Their “Bird” Free at SXSW

Current Swell draw on the “if you love something, set it free” adage for their catchy new single, “I Want a Bird.” Rather than create a dramatic story line for the video, the rootsy band opted for a simple approach — a monochromatic palette with a few shadowy creatures winging past. And like the birds of their native Canada, these guys are heading south this spring. Look for them at South by Southwest in Austin next week, with appearances on Tuesday (March 12) at The Lodge on 6th at 9:50 p.m., Thursday at Friends at 11 p.m., and Friday across from the Four Seasons at 2:40 p.m. In the meantime, enjoy the CMT Edge world premiere of Current Swell’s “I Want a Bird.”